2 Euro Child Focus

2 Euro (Child Focus) -  obverse2 Euro (Child Focus) -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Philippe (2013-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.41 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 Schön# 335,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
LA# BEM-8.21
Laurens Aernout; 2017. Catalogus van Belgische Numismatische Uitgiften, 1831-2017. Numismatica Zuidwest-Vlaanderen, Belgium. ISBN 9789082449013.

Commemorative issue

Child Focus

Obverse

The inner part of the coin shows the face of a child surrounded by the inscription "MISSING-DISPARU-VERMIST", "WWW.CHILDFOCUS.BE" and the trilingual indication of nationality "BELGIQUE-BELGIE-BELGIEN. The mintmark of Brussels, a helmeted head of St. Michael the Archangel, and the mark the designer are also depicted to the left and right of the face respectively.

Lettering:
BELGIQUE-BELGIE-BELGIEN-2016
MISSING-DISPARU-VERMIST
WWW.CHILDFOCUS.BE

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.

Reverse

A map, next to the face 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

Reeded with inscription

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

Mint

Royal Belgian Mint, Brussels, Belgium

Comments

The second commemorative coin issued by Belgium in 2016 is dedicated to the International Day of the Disappeared Children. It advertises the Charitable Foundation Child Focus, an organization that works with missing or sexually exploite children and young people.
May 25 is the International Day of the Disappeared Children, an initiative that began in 1982 in the United States after the disappearance of a 6-year-old in New York. Since then more countries have been gradually joining in and in 2005 the European Union also supported the initiative.

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2016  800,000 2.41 2.41 4.10 6.04 6.52 98%
2016  10,000 12.07 4% In Sets only
2016  10,000 18.72 3% Proof

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