Belgian Euro Coins


Belgium was one of the founding members of the Euro zone and started issuing coins in 2002. Some basic facts relating to Belgium.





Normal Currency Coins.


Motif:

The Motif for all coins is basically the same - a portrait of King Albert II together with his royal monogram , a capital A under a crown. As King Albert abdicated in  July 2013, the portrait of his son Phillipe appears as the motiv of the 2014 series.




In the coins minted from 1999 to 2007 the royal monogram is shown at "three o'clock" and the year of minting is shown at "five o'clock". Both appear in the outer rim.




In 2008 a revised "national side" appeared in order to comply with the new guidelines of the European Commission. These required, among other things, that the circle of 12 stars representing Europe appear as in the European flag - i.e. continuous in a circle with nothing intruding between any of the stars.



The following changes were made

i) The monogram and date of minting were now brought within the inner circle .

ii) The year of minting was moved from "five o'clock to "six o'clock".

iii) The country code for Belgium (BE) now appears under the royal monogram.



iv) Two mint marks appear to the left and right of date.

v) And finally the portrait of the king was slightly altered ( to reflect several years of aging?) .







In 2009 the "national side" was again revised. The old portrait was again used (the king became younger !!) but the other changes effected in 2008 remained .As Belgium minted with the new "Common Side" from 2007, it has in effect four "Minting series". As from 2014 one must speak of five "Minting Series" as the National Side now shows the portrait of the new king Phillipe.

Belgium's Minting Series

Period Description
from 1999 to 2006 Old Common Side and Old National Side
2007 New Common side and Old National Side
2008 New Common Side and New National Side(with new image of king)
from 2009 to 2013 New Common Side and New national Side(with old image of king)
from 2014 New Common Side and National Side with the new king - Phillipe







Although there is no significant change in the image on the various values, I have included all the standard coins below for the sake of completeness and to maintain a certain consistency between the various national sides.


Old Series

New Series

2014 Series



















































Two Euro Coin Rim

Around the rim of the Two Euro Coin appear the number "2" followed by "**".
This is repeated six times so that the "12-Star" European motif is represented. Each "2" is inverted with respect to the preceding and following "2".





Belgian Commemorative Two Euro Coins.



2005 - The Belgian -Luxembourg financial agreement.




Date of issue    : 20.05.2005

Issuing Volume : 6 Million


2006 - Renovation of the Atomium in Brussels.
(Note the Country Code -B- in the outer ring at 12 o'clock)



Date of issue   : 10.04.2006

Issuing Volume :5 Million


2008 - 60th Anniversary of the declaration of human rights.




Date of issue     :12.06.2008

Issuing Volume : 5 Million


2009 - 200th birthday of Louis Braille.




Date of issue     :25.09.2009

Issuing Volume : 5 Million


2010 - Belgian presidency of the EU.




Date of issue     : June 2010

Issuing Volume : 5 Million


2011 - 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day.




Date of issue     :03.05.2011

Issuing Volume : 5 Million


2012 - 75th anniversary of the Queen Elisabeth Competition.




Date of issue     : May 2012

Issuing Volume : 5 Million


2013 - 100th anniversary of the Royal meterological Institution.




Date of issue     : September 2013

Issuing Volume : 2 Million


2014 - 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.




Date of issue     : 12.05.2014

Issuing Volume : 1,750,000


2014 - 150th anniversary of the beginning of grounding of the Red Cross.



Date of issue     : 18.09.2014

Issuing Volume : 287,500



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