Belgium 2009



Kingdom of Belgium
Koninkrijk België (Dutch)
Royaume de Belgique (French)
Königreich Belgien (German)

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest.

Belgium switched to the euro in 2002, with the first sets of euro coins being minted in 1999.

In 2008, Belgium slightly modified the design in order to comply with the European Commission's guidelines.

In 2014, Belgium introduced the third series of euro coins.

 

Description

Belgium's euro coins were designed by Jan Alfons Keustermans, Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout. There are three series of coins in circulation. All are valid.

The first series depicts King Albert II in the inner part of the coin, while the royal monogram - a capital "A" underneath a crown - among 12 stars, symbolising Europe, as well as the year of issuance appear in the outer part.

In 2008, Belgium slightly modified the design in order to comply with the European Commission's guidelines. The coins of the second series also show King Albert II, but the royal monogram and the year of issuance now appear in the inner part of the coin, as do the mint marks and the country code for Belgium, "BE".

In 2014, Belgium introduced the third series of euro coins, which show King Philippe, his royal monogram "FP" and the country code for Belgium, "BE". The mint marks appear on either side of the year of issuance.

Designer
Jan Alfons Keustermans, Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout
Initials
nincs
Mint La Monnaie Royale de Belgique/De oninklijke Munt van België (Royal Mint of Belgium), Brussels, Belgium
Mint Mark

Min Mark of the Royal Mint of Belgium: head of archangel Micheal with a cross
1999-2009Rigth to the timestamp
2010-...Left to the timestamp
Mint Master Mark
1999-2009
Director of the Royal Mint of Belgium, Romain Coenen: scales.
Left to the timestamp
2010-...
Director of the Royal Mint of Belgium, Serge Lesens: feather
Rigth to the timestamp
National Identifying Mark
Abbrevation: Belgium, 'BE'
€2 Edge Inscription

Other series

€2 Commemoratives