Belgian Commemorative 2011


Details relating to the Belgian Commemorative of 2011.


Issue Date: 03.05.2006

Number Minted: 5,000,000

Mint: Royal Belgian Mint

Mint Mark :Head of Archangel Michael




This coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of the International Women’s Day.

In the inner circle are the effigies of two women who were involved in the Belgian women’s movement. On the left is Isala Van Diest who was the first woman to become a doctor in Belgium. On the right is Marie Popelin who was the first woman to become a lawyer in Belgium.

Next to the heads of the women are the symbols of their respective professions – the Rod of Asclepius (nine o’clock) and the Scales of Justice (three o’clock).

The top of the inner circle from left to right are the mark of the mint master, the issuing country amd the mint mark.

In the background is a stylized Venus symbol with the cross at five o’clock.


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