2 Euro - Albert II 1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait

2 Euro - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait) -  obverse2 Euro - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.26
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 80
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 231,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
LA# BEM-8.1,
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften : 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Schön# 209
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of King Albert II facing left encircled by the 12 stars of Europe in the outer ring, among which is situated his monogram (a capital "A" with the Roman numeral "II" underneath a crown)

Lettering: A II 2000

Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermans

Jan Alfons Keustermans is a Belgian engraver and medalist.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the fifteen states of the European Union

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Finely ribbed with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * * " alternately upright and inverted

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro - Albert II (1st map, 1st type, 1st portrait) -  obverse

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Mint

Brussels, Belgium (983-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999  40 000 $ 27 2% In Sets only
1999  10 388 1.4% Proof
2000  120 000 000 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.31 $ 2.97 63%
2000  40 000 $ 5.73 1.8% In Sets only
2000  10 388 0.6% Proof
2001  40 000 $ 20 2% In Sets only
2001  10 388 0.4% Proof
2002  50 000 000 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 3.39 35%
2002  140 000 $ 6.27 3% In Sets only
2002  7 866 0.4% Proof
2003  36 500 000 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.44 $ 3.39 28%
2003  185 000 $ 5.65 3% In Sets only
2003  7 866 0.4% Proof
2004  43 976 988 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 3.39 $ 3.90 38%
2004  85 250 $ 5.65 1.6% In Sets only
2004  3 006 0.4% Proof
2005  20 000 000 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 5.65 21%
2005  53 100 $ 4.52 1.5% In Sets only
2005  3 006 0.3% Proof
2006  20 000 000 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 2.26 $ 3.95 $ 3.39 25%
2006  43 018 $ 5.65 1.4% In Sets only
2006  3 006 0.6% Proof

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