Luxembourg Euro Coins

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




As with the Netherlands and Belgium, Luxembourg has the same motif for all 8 coins - the reigning monarch, in this case the Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

Although the Normal Currency Coins are not too exciting, Luxembourg has at least supplied us with a delightful set of Commemorative Two Euro Coins having issued every year since the commencement in 2004. The only country apart from Finnland to have done so.

A peculiarity of Luxembourg law is that all coins have to display an effigy of the reigning monarch - hence not only on the standard coins but also on the Two Euro Commemoratives Grand Duke Henri is depicted.


Normal Currency Coins.


As stated above there is but one motif for all 8 coins; there are however, two slightly different portrayals of the Duke, one for the 1,2 and 5 cent coins and another for the remaining coins.

The name of Luxembourg in the local language also appears - "Letzebuerg".

As with the Netherlands, the12 stars representing Europe in the 1 Euro and 2 Euro coins are arranged in the form of a semi circle. This is against the latest guidelines which require the 12 stars to be as in the European flag - i.e. in the form of a complete circle. Presumably at some time in the future the design of these two coins will be altered to reflect the new guidelines.







1 cent - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.






2 cent - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.






5 cent - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.






10 cent - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.






20 cent - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.






50 cent - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.






1 Euro - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.






2 Euro - Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.





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".






Luxembourg Commemorative Two Euro Coins.


2004 - Effigy and Monogram(an "H" toped with a crown) of the Grand Duke Henri.



Date of issue   : 26.17.2004

Issuing Volume : 2,5 Million


2005 - 50th birthday of Grand Duke Henri, 5th anniversary of his accession to the throne and 100th anniversary of the death of Grand Duke Adolphe.


Date of issue   : 15.02.2005

Issuing Volume : 2,75 Million


2006 - 25th birthday of Grand Duke Guillame.Shown on the coin is the image of Grand Duke Henri superimposed on the image of Grand Duke Guillame.


Date of issue   : 04.02.2007

Issuing Volume : 1,1 Million


2007 - Grand Ducal Palace - this is shown on the left while the Grand Duke is shown on the right looking towards the palace. A slightly unusual feature is the year shown vertically at the extreme left of the inner ring.


Date of issue   : 02.02.2007

Issuing Volume : 1,1 Million


2008 - Berg Castle -shown on the right with the Grand Duke on the left.



Date of issue   : 01.02.2008

Issuing Volume : 1,1 Million


2009 - 90th anniversary of the Grand Duchess Charlotte's accession to the throne.



Date of issue   : 15.01.2009

Issuing Volume : 1,4 Million


2010 - The arms of the grand Duke - these are shown on the right, the grand Duke is on the left.



Date of issue   : 15.01.2010

Issuing Volume : 0,5 Million


2011 - 50th anniversary of the appointment of Jean Grand Duke of Luxembourg by his mother Charlotte,Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. Shown on the coin from left to right Charlotte,Jean and Henri.


Date of issue   : 28.01.2011

Issuing Volume : 0,725 Million


2012 - 100th anniversary of the death of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.



Date of issue   : January 2012

Issuing Volume : 1,4 Million


2012 -  The wedding of the Heir Grand-Duke Guillaume with the Countess St├ęphanie de Lannoy.



Date of issue   : December 2012

Issuing Volume : 1,4 Million


2013 -  National Anthem of the  Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.




Date of issue   : October 2013

Issuing Volume : 719.500


2014 -  175 years of independance.




Date of issue   : January 2014

Issuing Volume : 510.000


2014 -  50th Anniversary of the Accession to the Throne of Grand Duke Jean.




Date of issue   : 06.11.2014

Issuing Volume : 510.000




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