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2 Euro - Albert II Louis Braille

2 Euro - Albert II (Louis Braille) -  obverse 2 Euro - Albert II (Louis Braille) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2009
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.29 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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# 288, LA# BEM-8.9
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften
by Laurens Aernout
(Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen)

Commemorative issue

200th anniversary of Louis Braille’s birth

Obverse

The coin features a portrait of Louis Braille with his initials, L and B, in the alphabet that he designed. His name appears above the portrait and, below it, the code of the issuing country, ‘BE’ and the dates ‘1809’ and ‘2009’. To the left and right respectively are the mint mark and the signature mark of the Master of the Mint. The coin’s outer ring shows the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
LOUIS BRAILLE
1809 BE 2009

Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermans

Reverse

A map, next to the facial value, shows the European continent without borders.

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 reeded with edge lettering: six times the sequence "2 * *" or "* * 2" alternately upright and inverted

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

2 Euro - Albert II (Louis Braille)

© Cyrillius

Comments

There are 2 different types of edges A and B depending on the specific star, more about: http://www.amisdeleuro.org/fr/121

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2009  5,000,000 2.29 2.29 3.17 3.58
2009  6,000 In Sets only
2009  6,000 Proof

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