Belgian Commemorative 2017




Details relating to the Belgian Commemorative of 2017.


Issue Date: 20.05.2017

Number Minted: 5,000,000

Mint: Royal Belgian Mint

Mint Mark :Head of Archangel Michael




The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the founding of the University of Liege.

The university was founded during the reign of King William I of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The inner circle depicts the coat of arms of the University of Liege. The coat of arms shows a crown over a shield on which the iconographic attributes of the saints Laurentius and James are depicted. On the left and right of the coat of arms are the dates 1817 and 2017.

Around the inner circle is a ring with the following inscription (running from twelve o’clock clockwise) :”200 YEARS UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE BE 200ANS UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE-“. The left half of the inner ring is simply the French version of the English version on the right half of the inner ring.  

The country designation BE at the bottom is preceded and followed by the mark of the mint master and the mint mark.


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