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

Country Belgium
King Albert II (1993-2013)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1999-2006
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.39 USD
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 ↑↑
References KM# 231,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
LA# BEM-8.1
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

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

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999  40,000 28.71 2% In Sets only
1999  10,388 1.5% Proof
2000  120,000,000 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.57 3.15 63%
2000  40,000 6.09 1.6% In Sets only
2000  10,388 0.6% Proof
2001  40,000 23.93 2% In Sets only
2001  10,388 0.4% Proof
2002  50,000,000 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.99 4.07 35%
2002  140,000 5.98 3% In Sets only
2002  7,866 0.4% Proof
2003  36,500,000 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.64 4.91 28%
2003  185,000 5.98 3% In Sets only
2003  7,866 0.4% Proof
2004  43,976,988 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 3.59 4.13 39%
2004  85,250 5.98 1.6% In Sets only
2004  3,006 0.4% Proof
2005  20,000,000 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 5.98 22%
2005  53,100 3.59 1.6% In Sets only
2005  3,006 0.3% Proof
2006  20,000,000 2.39 2.39 2.39 2.39 5.08 26%
2006  43,018 5.98 1.4% In Sets only
2006  3,006 0.6% Proof

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