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2 euro cent BELGIUM (from 2009)

2 euro cent from 2009 - Belgian coins
2 euro cent from 2009 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
18.75 mm 3.06 g 1.67 mm steel Cu-plated
obverse:
in the coin centre small head of king of Belgium - Albert II facing left; on his right the royal monogram, lower: BE (code of Belgium in ISO 3166-2 standard); below the head year of issue; at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the coin centre face value 2, on the top right in two lines: EURO / CENT; below the globe with a view to Europe; in the background diagonally six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
plain with a groove in the middle
issue date:
1 I 2009
withdrawal date:
still in circulation
designer:
Jan Alfons Keustermans, Luc Luycx (initials LL right from the globe on the reverse)
mint:
Mint mark of Royal Belgian Mint De Koninklijke Munt van België (in Dutch) / La Monnaie Royale de Belgique (in French) (The Royal Belgian Mint), Brussels (mintmark after year of issue on the obverse in 2009 and before year of issue in 2010 and later, on the other side of the year of issue a privy mark of mint's chief Romain Coenen in 2009 or Serge Lesens in years 2010-2012, or Bernard Gillard from 2013)

privy marks
mintage:
2009 10 000 000 + 39 500 in boxed sets
2010 20 000 000 + 42 000 in boxed sets
2011 - + 42 000 in boxed sets
2012 15 000 000 + 32 000 in boxed sets
2013 22 000 000 + 24 500 in boxed sets
privy marks:
 We are presenting below privy marks of The Royal Belgian Mint directors, which appear on Belgian coins of euro:
Romain Coenen 1988-2009 R. Coenen's privy mark scale
Serge Lesens 2010-2012 S. Lesens's privy mark feather
Bernard Gillard from 2013 B. Gillard's privy mark cat
interesting facts:
Albert II - King of the Belgians from 1993 and The royal monogram.

The royal monogram
photo: Ssolbergj; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
Last update: 4 VI 2013

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