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100th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Meteorological Institute

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Description: The obverse of the coin displays in its centre the number 100 with the first zero encircling the abbreviations ‘KMI’ and ‘IRM’ and the second zero representing a sun. Isobars, raindrops and snowflakes are depicted to the left of the sun. The year ‘2013’ is displayed in the upper rays of the sun and the nationality ‘BE’ is indicated in the lower rays. The mark of the mint master and the mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the Archangel Michael, are displayed under the ‘1’ of the number ‘100’.
Issuing volume:  2 million coins
Date of issue: September 2013
Official Journal: C219 31.07.2013 p8

 

The 75th anniversary of Queen Elisabeth Competition

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Description: The inner part of the coin features the emblem of Queen Elisabeth Competition on the effigy of Queen Elizabeth, in left profile, flanked by the Mintmaster mark at the left and the mint mark at the right, the latter representing a helmeted head of the Archangel Michael. On top of the effigy the years 1937-2012 and below the inscription "QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION." At the right hand side of the effigy the indication of the issuing country "BE". The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Date of issue: May 2012
Official Journal: C231 02.08.2012

 

All euro-area countries

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The Euro-sign in the centre of the coin shows that the Euro has become an element of particular importance in Europe as well all over the world as the Euro evolved to a global player in the international monetary system in the last 10 years. The design elements around the Euro-symbol on the coin express the importance of the Euro to the people, to the financial world (ECB tower), to trading (ships), to industry (factories), to the energy sector and research and development (wind power stations). The initials AH of the artist appear under the image of the ECB tower. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 2002-2012 appears at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 96 million coins
Date of issue: January 2012 
Official Journal: C017 20.01.2012

 

100th anniversary of the International Women's Day

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The coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, which is celebrated on 8 March as a major day of global celebration of women. The inner part of the coin depicts the effigies of Isala Van Diest, the first female Belgian medical doctor, and of Marie Popelin, the first female Belgian lawyer. Their names and professional symbols are shown underneath on either side of the year 2011. Above their effigies, the Mint master mark and the mintmark are shown on either side of the reference to their nationality "BE". The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag.

Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Official Journal: C057 23.02.2011, p. 28

 

Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2010

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This 2 euro commemorative coin to be issued by Belgium celebrates the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2010.
Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Official Journal: C 137 27.05.2010, p. 27

 

200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth

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The coin features a portrait of Louis Braille, the inventor of braille, a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing.

Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Official Journal: C 196 20.08.2009, p. 6

 

Ten years of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the birth of the euro

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The centre of the coin shows a stylised human figure whose left arm is prolonged by the euro symbol. The initials ΓΣ of the artist appear below the euro symbol. The name(s) of the issuing country in the national language(s) appear(s) at the top, while the indication 1999-2009 and the acronym EMU translated into the national language(s) appear at the bottom.

Issuing volume: 84 085 000 million coins
Official Journal: C315 10.12.2008, p.8

 

60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The coin commemorates the 60-year anniversary of the adoption, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the first universal statement on the basic principles of inalienable human rights. It reproduces the United Nations logo for the anniversary campaign, which depicts a human shape standing with outstretched arms. The icon represents liberation and equality and is set on a solid rectangle, a symbol of the foundation stone of human rights, bearing the figure ‘60’. The name of the country in its three official languages is inscribed in a semi-circle below the logo: ‘BELGIË – BELGIQUE – BELGIEN’.

Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Official Journal: C125 22.05.2008, p.8

 

50th anniversary of signing of the Treaty of Rome

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The coin shows the treaty with the signatures of the six founding countries on a background evoking the paving – designed by Michelangelo – of the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, where the Treaty was signed on 25 March 1957, giving birth to the modern-day European Union.

Total euro area issuing volume: 90 million coins
Official Journal: C065 21.03.2007, p.3

 

Atomium

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The coin shows an image of the Atomium and commemorates its reopening to the public after restoration was completed in 2006.

Issuing volume: 5 million coins
Official Journal: C053 03.03.2006, p.3

 

Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union

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The coin shows the effigies of His Majesty Albert II, King of the Belgians, and His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri, and commemorates the Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union.

Issuing volume: 6 million coins
Official Journal: C061 11.03.2005, p.7

 

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