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Belgium Euro Coins

On this page we are going to analyze the Belgium Euro Coins collection and we will see every single divisional coin and every series of the Euro Belgium. The first peculiarity is the subject depicted, which is always the same in all coins, i.e. the profile of the King.

There have been 2 Kings so far: The first issue of the Euro sees in fact the portrait of King Albert II from 1999 to 2013. From 2014 instead the profile is that of King Philip.

Euro Belgio Coins
Euro Belgio

Introduction to the Euro Coins of Belgium

The reference Belgian Mint is that of Brussels until 2017, but the mint symbol only appeared in 2008.
After the closure of the Brussels Mint in 2017, from 2018 onwards, the Utrecht Mint will be responsible for issuing the Belgium Euro Coins.

Now we see the different Mint Directors that have followed over the years, this is important because each Director has signed their issues with different symbols, which is why the coins may be slightly different year after year.

Let’s see the symbols chosen by the various directors:

  • Romain Coenen is Director in Brussels from 1999 to 2009, his symbol appears in 2008 and is a scale.
  • Serge Lesens has a Feather as a symbol and his direction of the Brussels Mint lasts from 2010 to 2012.
  • From 2013 to 2016 it is the turn of Director Bernard Gillard who chooses a Cat as a symbol.
  • In 2017 the production moves to the Utrecht Mint and the management is under Ingrid van Herzele whose symbol is the Herzele coat of arms, a municipality in Flanders.

This is the reason for so many series of Belgium Euro Coins. But wait! If you want to see all the 2 euro belgium coins (even the commemorative ones) you have to check this page: Belgium 2 Euro Commemorative Coins.

Let’s go see the coins one by one!

1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie)

 1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie)
1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie)

Here is the first coin, the 1 Euro cent Belgium First Series, minted in 1999/2007.
The author of the design is Jan Alfons Keustermas.
The mint is from Brussels.

At the obverse appears the profile of King Albert II with glasses, in the center of the coin, looking to the left. Around the 12 stars of the European Union placed in a circle, a circle that closes with the thousandth of minting at the bottom and the monogram of the King on the right, an A Con above the Crown.

At the reverse side there is the Common Face equal for all the countries of the Euro Zone.

  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 2.30 grams
  • Diameter: 16.25mm
  • Outline: The contour is smooth
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas
  • Axes: German style

Value and Circulation of the 1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie)


1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie)

1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie) 2008 2013
1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie) 2008 2013

The 1 Euro cent coin Belgium Second Series is issued in 2008 and differs from the first series for some details:

At the obverse under the profile of King Albert II, inside the circle, there is the thousandth of minting and to the right the monogram of the King, the crowned A.
The portrait changes slightly, being more youthful, the hair changes slightly on the nape and forehead, the chin changes and other small details. (However, already the following year the previous version of the portrait is restored).

In addition, other symbols appear, the first one is the indication of the Belgian state BE under the A Coronata, this in order to comply with the indications of the European Commission of 2005 that required the name of the issuing state or its symbol to appear on the National Face of the coin, as in this case.

In addition, since 2008 the 12 stars of the European Union had to form a closed circle without interruption.

On the sides of the thousandth of minting make their first appearance of symbols:

  • On the right the symbol of the Mint, the Archangel Gabriel with a Cross on it.
  • On the left the scale, symbol of the Mint Director Romain Coenenen.
1 Centesimo Belgio 2008 Seconda Serie Restyling
1 Cent Belgium 2008 Second Series Restyling

Al reverse the common face unchanged from the previous version.

Here are the technical specifications of the coin:

  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 2.30 grams
  • Diameter: 16.25mm
  • Outline: The contour is smooth
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas
  • Axes: German style

Value and Circulation of 1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie)


1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie)

1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie) 2009 2013
1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie) 2009 2013

Here we are with the coin 1 Cent Euro Belgium Third Series, minted in 2009/2013.

At the obverse is restored the effigy of King Albert II, the one used until 2007, on the right the A Coronata with the abbreviation of Belgium BE underneath. Under the thousandth of minting with on the left the symbol of the Brussels Mint, the Argangel Gabriel with the Cross above. On the right instead the mint symbol. The Feather for Serge Lesens (2009/2012) and the Cat for Bernard Gillard (2013).

1 Euro Cent Belgium Third Series variants Feather and Cat
1 Euro Cent Belgium Third Series variants Feather and Cat

The reverse has remained unchanged, i.e. the same Face Common equal for all coins from 1 eurocent.

Here are the technical specifications:

  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 2.30 grams
  • Diameter: 16.25mm
  • Outline: The contour is smooth
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas
  • Axes: German style

Value and Circulation of 1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie)


1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (4° Serie)

1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (4° Serie) 2014
1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (4° Serie) 2014

The King Albert II abdicated on July 21, 2013 in favor of King Philip, his son, then changes the effigy of the coin 1 Euro cent Fourth Series, designed by Luc Luycx and minted in 2014 in Brussels.

At the obverse the profile of King Philip looking to the right, all around there are the 12 stars of the European Union.

On the left the symbol of Belgium BE and above the monogram of King Philip, i.e. a crown with the two intertwined letters F and P on it. F stands for the name Filip in Flemish and P stands for Philippe in French.

Under the neck there is engraved the thousandth of minting with on the right:

  • 2014/2017 – the Archangel Gabriel with the cross on it, symbol of the Brussels Mint.
  • 2018 – The Mint symbol changes with the closing of the Brussels Mint and the change to the Ultrecht Mint that chooses the winged Caduceus symbol.

To the left of the thousandth of minting there is:

  • The Cat as a symbol of the Mint Director Bernard Gillard from 2014 to 2016.
  • Herzele’s coat of arms in 2017 when Ingrid van Herzele takes over.
symbols 1 Cent Belgium 2018
symbols 1 Cent Belgium 2018

The reverse side remains unchanged with the usual common face.

Features and details:

  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67 mm
  • Weight: 2.3 grams
  • Diameter: 16.25mm
  • Outline: Smooth
  • Author: Luc Luycx
  • Axes: German Style / Medal

Value and Circulation of 1 Cent Belgium Euro Coins (4° Serie)


2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (1° Serie)

2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (1° Serie) 1999
2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (1° Serie) 1999

Let’s start now with the first series of 2 Eurocent coins. Here in fact the first one: 2 Euro Cent Belgium First Series, minted from 1999 to 2007.
The mint is Brussels and the author is Jan Alfons Keustermas.

Let’s see the Obverse engraved with the profile of Albert II King of Belgium. Around the twelve stars of the European Union placed in a circle, the circle is interrupted by the thousandth of minting at the bottom and the monogram of King Albert II on the right, the monogram is an A surmounted by a Crown.

In the reverse there is the Common Face of the 2 eurocent coins of all the Eurozone countries.

Materials: Copper plated steel
Thickness: 1.67mm
Weight: 3.06 grams
Diameter: 18.75mm
Outline: Horizontal thread in incused
Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and circulation of 2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (1° Serie)


2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (2° Serie)

2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (2° Serie) 2008
2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (2° Serie) 2008

The 2 Euro Cent Belgium Second Series coin was issued in 2008, it is a variant of the first series where some details change:

The reverse is the same face for all 2 eurocent coins circulating in the Eurozone.

On the face of the obverse, the National side, the profile of King Albert II inscribed in a circle within which is also enclosed the thousandth of minting at the bottom and the monogram of the King on the right (A crowned). The portrait differs slightly from the previous version, thus being more youthful, what changes are: the hair, slightly on the nape and forehead, the chin and other small details.
The new version, however, has a short life, because already the following year, 2009, is restored the previous version of the portrait, the less youthful but more appropriate to the figure of the King.

Other new symbols also appear, the first one: the Belgian status indicator BE inserted under the A Coronata on the right. This detail is added in order to respect the indications given by the European Commission in 2005, indications that required to indicate on the National Face of the coin also the name of the issuing State or at least its symbol.

Another change, the 12 stars of the European Union now form an uninterrupted circle, a change due to comply with official guidelines. In fact, since 2008 the twelve stars had to form a closed circle without any interruption.

There is also a change on the right and left of the thousandth of minting where new symbols appear:

  • On the right appears the Mint symbol which is the stylization of the Archangel Gabriel with a cross on it.
  • On the left instead appears a Scale that is the symbol of the Mint Director Romain Coenenen.
Symbols Second Series Eurocollection Belgium
Symbols Second Series Eurocollection Belgium

Materials: Copper plated steel
Thickness: 1.67mm
Weight: 3.06 grams
Diameter: 18.75mm
Outline: Horizontal thread in incused
Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (2° Serie)


2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (3° Serie)

2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (3° Serie) 2009 2013
2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (3° Serie) 2009 2013

This is the coin 2 Euro Cents coin of Belgium Third Series, it was minted in 2009/2013.

The reverse remains unchanged compared to previous versions.

Instead to the Obverse we return to the effigy of King Albert II of the first version, the one used until 2007. On the right is engraved the a “Coronata” with the letters BE underneath as Belgium’s initials. Below is the thousandth of minting, on his left is the Argangel Gabriel with the Cross as a symbol of the Mint of Brussels. On the right is the mint symbol that changes according to the director of the Mint the Feather for Serge Lesens from 2009 to 2012 and the Cat for Bernard Gillard in 2013.

  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 3.06 grams
  • Diameter: 18.75mm
  • Outline: Horizontal thread in incused
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (3° Serie)


2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (4° Serie)

2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (4° Serie) 2014
2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (4° Serie) 2014

The most important change happens with the Fourth Series, thanks to the fact that King Albert II abdicated in favor of his son, King Philip, on July 21, 2013. It changes therefore the effigy of the coin 2 Euro Cent Belgium Fourth Series, which is designed by Luc Luycx and minted in 2014 in the Brussels Mint.

At the obverse is proposed the profile of the King Philip facing right, all around the 12 stars of the European Union.

The symbol of Belgium BE with the monogram of King Philip on it, the crown with the two intertwined letters F and P on it, is on the left.

Under the King’s collar there is the year of minting with a mint symbol on the right that changes according to the years:

  • From 2014 to 2017 – the Archangel Gabriel under the cross as a symbol of the Brussels Mint.
  • In 2018 – He closes the Mint of Brussels and passes to the Mint of Ultrecht, the symbol becomes the winged Caduceus.

Instead on the left of the minting thousandth there is the symbol of the Mint Director:

  • A Cat for Mint Director Bernard Gillard (2014 to 2016).
  • A coat of arms of Herzele in 2017 under the direction of Ingrid van Herzele.

At the other side there is the common face, common to all Eurozone countries

  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 3.06 grams
  • Diameter: 18.75mm
  • Outline: Horizontal thread in incused
  • Author: Luc Luycx

Value and Circulation of 2 Cent Belgium Euro Coin (4° Serie)


5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (1° Serie)

5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (1° Serie) 1999-2007
5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (1° Serie) 1999-2007

Here we are to the first series of the 5 cents coins. In the picture the 5 Belgian Eurocents First Series, minted from 1999 until 2007 in the Brussels Mint. The author is Jan Alfons Keustermas.

At the Obverse as for the 1 and 2 eurocent coins, there is the profile of Albert II King of Belgium inscribed inside a circle. Around the entire coin there are the 12 stars of the European Union that form a circle interrupted only by the year of minting at the bottom and to the right by the monogram of King Albert II an A with a Crown on top.

To the reverse of the Common Face of the coins of 5 cents equal for all the countries of the Euro Zone.

  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 3.92 grams
  • Diameter: 21.25mm
  • Outline: Smooth
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (1° Serie)


5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (2° Serie)

5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (2° Serie) 2008
5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (2° Serie) 2008

The 5 Euro Cents Belgium Second Series coin is issued in 2008 and it is a variant of the previous series, change some details that we see now:

The reverse does not change anything, it is the identical Common Face for all the 5 cents coins of all the Eurozone countries.

Instead to the Obverse there are some changes, the profile of King Albert II is inside the circle together with the thousandth of minting at the bottom and the monogram of the King with the crowned A on the right. The figure of the King is slightly different from the previous version. It is in fact more youthful, to change are: the hair on the forehead and nape, the chin and other small details.

The new version was not very successful and already in 2009 the original version of the portrait was restored.

New symbols also appear: the indication of the Belgian status BE is inserted under the right crowned A . This indication is added in order to comply with the new rules of 2005 of the European Commission that required to indicate on the National Faces of the coins also the name of the State to which they refer or at least a recognizable symbol traceable to the State of Issue of the coins.

Another change concerns the twelve stars of the European Union that form an uninterrupted circle, in compliance with the new indications of 2008 that want an uninterrupted closed circle formed by the 12 stars (symbol of the Euro Zone countries).

Another difference is that new symbols appear on the right and left of the year of minting:

  • On the right is the symbol of the Archangel Gabriel with the Cross on top, symbol of the Mint.
  • On the left instead appears the scale, symbol of Romain Coenenen Mint Director .
Symbols Second Series Eurocollection Belgium
Symbols Second Series Eurocollection Belgium
  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 3.92 grams
  • Diameter: 21.25mm
  • Outline: Smooth
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (2° Serie)


5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (3° Serie)

5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (3° Serie) 2009 2013
5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (3° Serie) 2009 2013

Here we have the coin 5 Euro Cents Belgium Third Series, minted in 2009/2013.

The 5 Euro Cents Belgium Second Series coin is issued in 2008 and it is a variant of the previous series, change some details that we see now:

The reverse does not change anything, it is the identical Common Face for all the 5 cents coins of all the Eurozone countries.

Instead to the Obverse there are some changes, the profile of King Albert II is inside the circle together with the thousandth of minting, at the bottom, and the monogram of the King with the crowned A is on the right. The figure of the King is slightly different from the previous version. It is in fact more youthful, to change are: the hair on the forehead and nape, the chin and other small details. The new version was not very successful and already in 2009 the original version of the portrait was restored.

New symbols also appear: the indication of the Belgian status BE is inserted underneath the A Coronata on the right. This indication is added in order to comply with the new rules of 2005 of the European Commission that required to indicate on the National Faces of all coins also the name of the State to which they refer or at least one recognizable symbol.

Another change concerns the twelve stars of the European Union that form an uninterrupted circle, in compliance with the new indications of 2008 that want a closed uninterrupted circle formed by the 12 stars.

Another change is that new symbols appear on the right and left of the year of minting:

On the right is the symbol of the Archangel Gabriel with the Cross on top, symbol of the Mint.
On the left appears instead the scales, symbol of Romain Coenenen Director of the Mint.

The reverse is unchanged from the previous series.

However, the Obverse returns to the effigy of King Albert II of the original 2007 version. To the right of the portrait is engraved the A Coronata with the letters BE under the letters Belgium. Under the King’s neck there is the thousandth of minting with the Argangel Gabriel with the Cross on his left (symbol of the Brussels Mint). On the right there is instead the symbol of the mint that varies depending on the director in office, we can find the Feather for Serge Lesens, Director from 2009 to 2012 and instead the Cat for Bernard Gillard Mint Director in 2013.

  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 3.92 grams
  • Diameter: 21.25mm
  • Outline: Smooth
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and circulation 5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (3° Serie)


5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (4° Serie)

5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (4° Serie) 2014
5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (4° Serie) 2014

It is with the Fourth series that the most important change happens!
In fact, thanks to the fact that on July 21, 2013 King Albert II abdicated in favor of King Philip, his son must change the effigy of the 5 Euro Cents Fourth Series, coin designed by Luc Luycx and minted in the Brussels Mint in 2014.

At the obverse then the new effigy of King Philip looking to the right, the 12 stars of the European Union all around to form a circle.

On the left is the symbol of Belgium BE just below the monogram of RE Filippo, a logo formed by a crown with the two letters F and P intertwined above it.

Under the portrait of the King, in the central part, there is the minting thousandth, to the right of the thousandth there is the mint symbol that varies according to the years:

  • 2014 / 2017 – the Archangel Gabriel with a cross (Symbol of the Brussels Mint).
  • 2018 – the winged Caduceus symbol of the Ultrecht Mint.

To the left of the thousandth instead there is the symbol of the Director of the Mint:

5 Cents Belgium 2014 Mint Symbols
5 Cents Belgium 2014 Mint Symbols
  • The Cat is the symbol of the Mint Director Bernard Gillard (from 2014 to 2016).
  • Herzele’s coat of arms in 2017 is the symbol of Ingrid van Herzele’s management.
  • Materials: Copper plated steel
  • Thickness: 1.67mm
  • Weight: 3.92 grams
  • Diameter: 21.25mm
  • Outline: Smooth
  • Author: Luc Luycx

Value and circulation of 5 Cents Belgium Euro Coin (4° Serie)


10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie)

10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie) 1999 2006
10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie) 1999 2006

Here we have the first coin in Nordic Gold, the first of the 10 cents series: 10 Euro Cents Belgium First Series, a coin that was minted in 1999 until 2007.
Coin minted in Brussels and designed by Jan Alfons Keustermas.

The obverse is engraved with the profile of the then King of Belgium, Alberto II inscribed inside a circle. Around the 12 stars symbol of the European Union that form a circle interrupted only by the thousandth of minting and the monogram of the King, the monogram of the King is an A with a Crown on top.

The reverse is characterized by the Common Face for all the 10 eurocent coins of the Euro Zone countries.

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 1.93 mm
  • Weight: 4.1g
  • Diameter: 18.75 mm
  • Contour: Thick knurling
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Euro Coins of Belgium (1° Serie)


10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie)

10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie)2007
10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie)2007

This is the 10 cent euro coin Belgium Second Series, issued in 2007. The National Face remains unchanged compared to the previous version, what changes is the Common Face.

In fact, we see that on reverse the new map of the Eurozone countries has appeared, a map with the countries all united and no longer separated as in the previous drawing.

To the obverse remains unchanged. We find the profile of King Albert II facing left inside a circle, instead along the outer ring of the coin there are the 12 stars interrupted only by the thousandth of minting and the monogram of the King the A with crown.

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 1.93 mm
  • Weight: 4.1g
  • Diameter: 18.75 mm
  • Contour: Thick knurling
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Euro Coins of Belgium (2° Serie)


10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie)

10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie) 2008 2013
10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie) 2008 2013

However, in 2008 a new version of the National Face is issued and the 10 Euro Cent Belgium Third Series is released. What changes?

Another change is the one related to the stars of the European Union that now form a closed circle, the indications of 2008 in fact require that the 12 stars form an uninterrupted circle.

To the right the profile of King Albert looking to the left inscribed inside the circle, inside the circle now there is also engraved the thousandth of minting and also the monogram of the King composed of a crowned A. The profile of the King is slightly different from the previous version. He looks younger, but what has changed?: the hair on the nape and forehead, the part of the chin and some other small details.

New symbols also appear: underneath the A crowned on the right is the indication of the State of Belgium BE . The indication is added in compliance with the new regulations launched in 2005 by the European Commission. These regulations require the indication of the State name on the National Face or at least one symbol that can be traced back to the State itself.

State abbrevation
State abbrevation

Another change is the appearance of the new symbols to the right and left of the minting thousandth:

Mint marks
Mint marks

On the right is engraved the symbol of the Mint, the Archangel Gabriel with the Cross on it.
On the left is a Scales, which is the emblem of the Mint Director Romain Coenenen.

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 1.93 mm
  • Weight: 4.1g
  • Diameter: 18.75 mm
  • Contour: Thick knurling
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Euro Coins of Belgium (3° Serie)


10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (4° Serie)

10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2014 (4° Serie)
10 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2014 (4° Serie)

Here is the 10 Euro Cents coin (Fourth Series), designed by Luc Luycx and minted in the Bruzelles Mint in 2014. With the Fourth series changes the effigy and the King. In fact, on 21 July 2013 King Albert II abdicated in favor of King Philip, his son, and a new series of Euro was born.

To the right is the profile of King Philip looking to the right with the 12 stars of the European Union all around to form a closed circle.

On the left instead there is the symbol of Belgium BE, under the two letters there is engraved the logo formed by a crown with under the two letters F and P intertwined, monogram of King Philip.

In the lower central part of the coin there is the thousandth of minting with the mint symbol on the right that varies according to the years:

  • In 2014 / 2017 – the Archangel Gabriel with the cross, Symbol of the Brussels Mint.
  • In 2018 – the Winged Caduceus (Symbol of the Ultrecht Mint).

To the left of the year of minting is engraved the symbol of the Mint Director:

Euro Belgium Mint Symbols
Euro Belgium Mint Symbols
  • A Cat, which is the symbol of the Mint Director Bernard Gillard (Director from 2014 to 2016).
  • In 2017 the Herzele coat of arms, symbol of Ingrid van Herzele’s management.
  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 1.93 mm
  • Weight: 4.1g
  • Diameter: 18.75 mm
  • Contour: Thick knurling
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 10 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (4° Serie)


20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie)

20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 1999-2006 (1° Serie)
20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 1999-2006 (1° Serie)

Here we are the second coin in Nordic Gold, the first series of the 20 cents: 20 Euro-cents Belgium First Series, the coin was minted from 1999 to 2007 in Brussels and designed by Jan Alfons Keustermas.

At the obverse the profile of Albert II turned to the left and inscribed in a circle. All around the 12 stars, symbol of the European Union, forming a circle. Circle that is interrupted by the year of minting and the monogram of King Albert II (The A with a Crown on it).

At the reverse there is the Common Face to the 20 eurocent coins of the Euro Zone countries.

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.14 mm
  • Weight: 5.74 g
  • Diameter: 22.25 mm
  • Outline: Godronato
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of 20 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (1° Serie)


20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie)

20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2007 (2° Serie)
20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2007 (2° Serie)

Here we are with the 20 Cents Belgian Euro coins – Second Series. Coin issued in 2007. In this case the National Face is not changed compared to the previous version, the Common Face changes.

We see in fact that on the reverse side there is the new map of the countries of the Euro Zone, the map presents all the countries united without separations as in the previous version.

The obverse instead remains unchanged, we find the profile of King Albert II who looks to the left enclosed within a circle. Along the outer ring of the coin are engraved the 12 stars that are interrupted by the thousandth of minting and the monogram of King Albert II, the A crowned.

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.14 mm
  • Weight: 5.74 g
  • Diameter: 22.25 mm
  • Outline: Godronato
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 20 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (2° Serie)


20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie)

20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2008-2013 (3° Serie)
20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2008-2013 (3° Serie)

In 2008 a new National Face is issued and the 20 Euro Cent Belgium Third Series is coined. What has changed?

The stars of the European Union now form a closed circle. In fact, the 2008 indications say that the 12 stars must necessarily form an unbroken circle.

To the obverse there is always the profile of RE Alberto facing left. Inside the circle now there are also the thousandth of minting and the monogram of the RE (the crowned A). The portrait of the King differs slightly from the previous version. He looks younger, let’s see what has changed: the hair on the nape and forehead, the shape of the chin and other small details change.

New symbols also appear: in fact, under the Crowned A there is also the indication of the State of Belgium, i.e. the writing BE. This new indication is added in order to comply with the new regulations launched in 2005 by the European Commission. These regulations require the indication of the State name on the National Face. Alternatively, at least one symbol that can be traced back to the same State.

Belgian state abbreviation on the 20 cent coin 2008
Belgian state abbreviation on the 20 cent coin 2008

New symbols also appear on the right and left of the year of minting:

20 Centesimi Belgium 2008 symbols
20 Centesimi Belgium 2008 symbols
  • On the right is engraved the symbol of the Mint, the Archangel Gabriel with the Cross on it.
  • On the left is engraved a Libra, the emblem of Romain Coenenen who is the Director of the Mint.
20 Centesimi Belgio 2008 Restyling
20 Centesimi Belgium 2008 Restyling
  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.14 mm
  • Weight: 5.74 g
  • Diameter: 22.25 mm
  • Outline: Godronato
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 20 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (3° Serie)


20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (4° Serie)

20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2014 (4° Serie)
20 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2014 (4° Serie)

Here are the 20 Euro Cents Fourth Series, coin designed by Luc Luycx and minted by the Bruzelles Mint in 2014. With this Fourth Series changes the portrait and the King himself. In fact King Albert II abdicated in favor of his son Philip on July 21, 2013 giving birth to a new series of Euro dedicated to King Philip.

The profile of RE Filippo is engraved on the obverse side. The 12 stars of the European Union are distributed all around to form a circle.

On the left instead is engraved the symbol of Belgium BE, below there is the logo formed by a crown placed above two letters F and P intertwined (Monogram of King Philip).

Under the portrait there is the thousandth of minting with the mint symbol on the right, a symbol that varies over the years:

  • from 2014 to 2017 – the Archangel Gabriel with cross, symbol of the Brussels Mint.
  • in 2018 – a winged Caduceus, symbol of the Ultrecht Mint.

To the left of the minting thousandth there is the symbol of the Mint Director:

Euro Belgio Simboli di Zecca
Euro Belgium Symbols of Mint
  • The Cat, as the emblem of the Mint Director Bernard Gillard (from 2014 to 2016).
  • The Herzele coat of arms, symbol of Ingrid van Herzele’s management (2017)
  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.14 mm
  • Weight: 5.74 g
  • Diameter: 22.25 mm
  • Outline: Godronato
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 20 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (4° Serie)


50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie)

50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie) 1999 2006
50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (1° Serie) 1999 2006

Here we are at the third coin in Nordic Gold. This is the first series of the 50 euro cents: 50 Euro Cents Belgium First Series, this coin was minted exactly from 1999 to 2007 in Brussels and designed by the hands of Jan Alfons Keustermas.

Let’s see specifically the part on the right, where you can see the profile of Albert II facing left, the portrait is inscribed inside a circle. All around are the 12 stars that symbolize the European Union. Stars that form a circle interrupted only by the year of mintage and the monogram of King Albert II, the A with a crown on top.

Now the reverse, where there is the Face Common to all the 50 eurocent coins of the Eurozone countries.

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.38 mm
  • Weight: 7.8g
  • Diameter: 24.25 mm
  • Contour: thick knurling – striped
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 50 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (1° Serie)


50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (2° Serie)

50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2007 (2° Serie)
50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2007 (2° Serie)

Here we are to the coin issued in 2007, the 50 Euro Cent Belgium Second Series. The National Face is not changed compared to the version of previous years, what changes is actually the Common Face.

On the reverse side there is the new map of the Euro Zone countries. The map presents the countries of the Eurozone united and without separations as it was in the previous version.

Instead the obverse does not undergo any modification, in fact inside the central circle we find the profile of King Albert II who looks to the left. Around the coin there are engraved 12 stars interrupted only by the year of minting and the monogram of the King, the A crowned.

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.38 mm
  • Weight: 7.8g
  • Diameter: 24.25 mm
  • Contour: thick knurling – striped
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 50 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (2° Serie)


50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (3° Serie)

50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2009 (3° Serie)
50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2009 (3° Serie)

In 2008 changes the National Face and then comes the Third Series, this is the 50 Euro Cents Belgium Third Series.
Let’s see together what has also changed in the National Face.

First of all, the stars of the European Union now form a closed and unbroken circle. The 2008 indications say that the 12 stars around the coin must form a complete circle without interruption.

On the obverse side there is a profile of RE Alberto with his glasses facing left. In addition to the portrait of the King, inside the circle, there are now also the year of minting and monogram of the King himself (the crowned A). The profile of the King is slightly modified in comparison to the previous version. It thus appears more youthful. Let’s see what has changed in the portrait: meanwhile the hair on the nape and forehead, then also the shape of the chin and other minor details.

There are also symbols that had never been seen before: under the crowned A appears the indication of State of Belgium, the letters BE . The new acronym is added to comply with the European Commission’s 2005 standards. These rules require to indicate the State name on all National Faces. As an alternative to the full name, at least one abbreviation that can be traced back to the State itself.

10 Centesimi Belgio 2008 Sigla Stato
Belgian state abbreviation

There are also symbols on the right and left of the thousandth:

10 Centesimi Belgio 2008 simboli
50 Centesimi Belgio 2008 simboli
  • The symbol of the Mint with the Archangel Gabriel with the Cross above A appears on the right.
  • The emblem of the Mint Director Romain Coenenen, a Scales, appears on the left.
  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.38 mm
  • Weight: 7.8g
  • Diameter: 24.25 mm
  • Contour: thick knurling – striped
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 50 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (3° Serie)


50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins (4° Serie)

50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2014 (4° Serie)
50 Cents Belgium Euro Coins 2014 (4° Serie)

50 Euro Cents Fourth Series, this coin was designed by Luc Luycx and was minted in 2014 by the Bruzelles Mint. In this series changes the portrait and also the King. King Albert II abdicates in favor of King Philip, his son, on July 21, 2013. A new series of Euro dedicated to the new King Philip is born.

In the face of the Obverse is engraved the portrait of King Philip in profile turned to the right. The twelve stars of the Eurozone are evenly distributed and form a circle.

On the left are instead engraved the letters BE, as a symbol of Belgium. Below you can see the monogram of King Philip formed by a crown with two letters underneath: F and P intertwined.

The thousandth of minting is under the King’s neck, to the right of the thousandth there is the mint symbol, this symbol varies according to the years:

In fact from 2014 to 2017 there is the Archangel Gabriel with the cross, which is the symbol of the Brussels Mint.
Instead in 2018 there is a winged Caduceus, which refers to the Mint of Ultrecht.

In addition, to the left of the minting thousandth you can see the symbol of the Mint Director:

Euro Belgium Mint Symbols
Euro Belgium Mint Symbols
  • For Bernard Gillard (from 2014 to 2016) there is The Cat.
  • For Ingrid van Herzele (2017) there is the Herzele coat of arms.

Coin details

  • Materials: Nordic Gold
  • Thickness: 2.38 mm
  • Weight: 7.8g
  • Diameter: 24.25 mm
  • Contour: thick knurling – striped
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 50 Cents Euro Coins from Belgium (4° Serie)


1 Euro Coin of Belgium (1° Serie)

1 Euro Coin of Belgium 1999 (1° Serie)
1 Euro Coin of Belgium 1999 (1° Serie)

Here we are finally at the first bimetallic coin in Euro: 1 Euro Belgium First Series. Coined from 1999 to 2006 and designed by Jan Alfons Keustermas.

Obverse: In the central copper and nickel tile is represented the profile of King Albert II. In the brass and nickel crown are engraved the 12 stars of the Euro Zone countries, the thousandth of minting and the symbol of the King, the A with a Crown on it.

The reverse, on the other hand, represents the Common Face, which is the same as all the countries of the Eurozone. With the inscription 1 EURO and the map of the Euro Zone with marked borders. Above and below the twelve stars.

  • Materials: Nickel and Copper Center – Brass and Nickel Crown
  • Thickness: 2.33 mm
  • Weight: 7.5g
  • Diameter: 23.25 mm
  • Contour: discontinuous striped
  • Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 1 Euro Coins (1° Serie)


1 Euro Coin of Belgium (2° Serie)

1 Euro Coin of Belgium 2007 (2° Serie)
1 Euro Coin of Belgium 2007 (2° Serie)

Here we are in 2007 and then 1 Euro Belgium Second Series. The National Face does not change compared to the previous version, but the Common Face changes.

At the reverse is now present the new map of the Eurozone countries. The new map shows the countries of the Eurozone united and without borders between them.

On the obverse there is no change from the previous version and inside the central nickel and copper circle is inscribed the profile of King Albert II facing left. Around the coin, in the brass and nickel crown, are engraved the 12 stars, the year of minting and the monogram of the King, a crowned A.

  • Materials: Nickel and Copper Center – Brass and Nickel Crown
  • Thickness: 2.33 mm
  • Weight: 7.5g
  • Diameter: 23.25 mm
  • Contour: discontinuous striped
  • Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 1 Euro Coins (2° Serie)


1 Euro Coin of Belgium (3° Serie)

1 Euro Coin of Belgium 2009 (3° Serie)
1 Euro Coin of Belgium 2009 (3° Serie)

In 2008 the National Face changes and the Third Series is born, here is the coin 1 Euro Belgium Third Series. But what has changed in the National Face?

To begin with, the stars of the European Union now form a closed circle and are distributed over the brass and nickel crown. In fact, the indications of 2008 require that the twelve stars of Europe should form a circle without interruption.

In the central part in nickel and copper there is a profile of RE Alberto facing left with his glasses, the year of minting and the monogram of the RE (the A with crown). The portrait of the King is slightly varied. It appears a little more youthful compared to the previous version. in fact, the hair on the nape and forehead changes, the shape of the chin and other smaller details also change.

They appear in addition to the symbols that were not there before: under the A with Crown is engraved the initials of Belgian State, i.e. the letters B and E. The new Belgian abbreviation is added in order to comply with all the 2005 standards imposed by the European Commission. In fact, these rules require the name of the issuing State to be clearly stated on all the National Faces. As an alternative to the name of the State, it is necessary to indicate at least one abbreviation traceable to the State itself.

Two other symbols appear on the right and left of the thousandth:

  • On the right the symbol of the Mint: the Archangel Gabriel with the Cross above the A.
  • On the left the symbol of the Mint Director Romain Coenenen , represented in a balance.
  • Materials: Nickel and Copper Center – Brass and Nickel Crown
  • Thickness: 2.33 mm
  • Weight: 7.5g
  • Diameter: 23.25 mm
  • Contour: discontinuous striped
  • Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 1 Euro Coins (3° Serie)


1 Euro Coin of Belgium (4° Serie)

1 Euro Coin of Belgium 2014 (4° Serie)
1 Euro Coin of Belgium 2014 (4° Serie)

1 Euro Fourth Series, this bimetallic coin designed by Luc Luycx is minted in 2014 by the Bruxelles Mint. Throughout the fourth series the portrait changes because it changes the King. In fact, on July 21, 2013 King Albert II abdicated in favor of his son Philip. Thus was born a new series of Euro dedicated to the new King Philip.

On the obverse is engraved the portrait of King Philip facing right. The 12 stars of the Euro Zone are evenly distributed in a circle on the brass crown of the coin.

On the left, under the monogram of King Philip there are the letters BE, symbol of Belgium. you can see the monogram of King Philip.

Under the King’s neck there is the thousandth of minting on his right is the mint symbol, a symbol that varies according to the years:

  • From 2014 to 2017 there is the Archangel Gabriel with a cross (symbol of the Brussels Mint).
  • In 2018 there is the Winged Caduceus , (symbol of the Mint of Ultrecht).

Instead on the left of the minting thousandth appears the symbol of the Mint Director:

  • Bernard Gillard (from 2014 to 2016) has chosen the Cat.
  • Ingrid van Herzele (2017) chose the Herzele coat of arms.

Details

  • Materials: Nickel and Copper Center – Brass and Nickel Crown
  • Thickness: 2.33 mm
  • Weight: 7.5g
  • Diameter: 23.25 mm
  • Contour: discontinuous striped
  • Engraver: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 1 Euro Coins (4° Serie)


2 Euro Coin of Belgium (1° Serie)

2 Euro Coin of Belgium 2000 (1° Serie)
2 Euro Coin of Belgium 2000 (1° Serie)

Here instead is the coin with greater facial value, also bimetallic: 2 Euro Belgium First Series. Coin minted in 1999 and designed by Jan Alfons Keustermas.

Lookin at the obverse, the profile of King Albert II is depicted in the central brass and nickel panel. In the copper and nickel crown instead there are the 12 stars symbol of the Eurozone countries, the year of minting and the King’s emblem (the A with a Crown on it).

The reverse, on the other hand, is characterized by the Common Face, the same as all the countries of the Euro Zone. With the inscription 2 EURO and the map of the Eurozone with the borders between the states well marked. Above and below the map are engraved the twelve stars.

  • Materials: Bimetallic, nickel and copper centerpiece, brass and nickel outer ring
  • Thickness: 2.20 mm
  • Weight: 8.50 g
  • Diameter: 25.75 mm
  • Outline: knurled with six 2 in incuso one straight and one upside down alternately and separated by 12 5-pointed stars
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 2 Euro Coins (1° Serie)


2 Euro Coin of Belgium (2° Serie)

2 Euro Coin of Belgium 2007 (2° Serie)
2 Euro Coin of Belgium 2007 (2° Serie)

In 2007 the 2 Euro Belgium Second Series was created. For this series the National Face is not changed compared to the previous version, to change is the Common Face.

In the face of the reverse, the Common Face, appears the new map of Europe drawn without borders between the countries of the Euro Zone.

To the obverse, as we said before, there is no change. Inside the central brass and nickel circle is engraved the profile of King Albert II . In the crown around the copper and nickel coin there are the twelve stars, the thousandth and also the monogram of King Albert, that is an A with a crown on it.

  • Materials: Bimetallic, nickel and copper centerpiece, brass and nickel outer ring
  • Thickness: 2.20 mm
  • Weight: 8.50 g
  • Diameter: 25.75 mm
  • Outline: knurnled with six 2 in incuso one straight and one upside down alternately and separated by 12 5-pointed stars
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 2 Euro Coins (2° Serie)


2 Euro Coin of Belgium (3° Serie)

2 Euro Coin of Belgium 2009 (3° Serie)
2 Euro Coin of Belgium 2009 (3° Serie)

In 2008 the National Face changes and the third Series is minted, this is therefore the 2 Euro Belgium Third Series coin. Let’s look at what has changed in the National Face.

The obverse face, the National Face, now sees the stars of the European Union distributed in a closed circle and engraved on the outer copper and nickel crown. This is in order to respect the indications of 2008 that want the twelve stars of Europe spaced evenly and without interruption.

In the central nickel and brass ring there is the portrait of King Albert looking to the left, there is also the year of minting and the monogram of the King, the A with crown. The profile of the King is slightly different. Compared with the previous version it seems more youthful. The hair on the back of the neck and forehead also changes slightly, and the shape of the chin appears more decisive.

Other changes, or rather new symbols on the coin: under the A Crown of the monogram is now engraved the State symbol of Belgium, the letters B and E. The new abbreviation is added to the coin in order to comply with all the new rules of 2005 of the European Commission. These rules oblige to engrave on the coins the name of the issuing State. As an alternative to the name of the State, in case of a long name for example, at least one acronym must be indicated that can be traced back to the issuing State.

Two other symbols appear on the right and left of the thousandth of minting:

The one on the right is the symbol of the Mint: in this case the Archangel Gabriel with the Cross above the A.
The one on the left is the symbol of the Mint Director: Romain Coenenen , a scale.

  • Materials: Bimetallic, nickel and copper centerpiece, brass and nickel outer ring
  • Thickness: 2.20 mm
  • Weight: 8.50 g
  • Diameter: 25.75 mm
  • Outline: knurled with six 2 in incuso one straight and one upside down alternately and separated by 12 5-pointed stars
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 2 Euro Coins (3° Serie)

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2 Euro Coin of Belgium (4° Serie)

2 Euro Coin of Belgium 2014 (4° Serie)
2 Euro Coin of Belgium 2014 (4° Serie)

2 Euro Fourth Series, this bimetallic coin is designed by Luc Luycx and was minted in 2014 by the Bruzelles Mint. Now let’s talk about the fourth series where the King portrait changes. On July 21, 2013 in fact King Albert II abdicated in favor of the new King Philip, his son. The whole new Euro series is dedicated to the new King Philip.

Face obverse: in the center the portrait of King Philip looking to the right. The twelve stars of the Eurozone are distributed in a circle on the outer copper and nickel crown.

On the left and under the monogram of King Philip there are the two letters BE which are the symbol of Belgium.

Under the King’s neck, in the central part of the coin, there is the thousandth of minting and on his right the mint symbol that varies according to the years of issue of the coin:

  • Those from 2014 to 2017 have the symbol of the Archangel Gabriel with the cross (symbol of the Brussels Mint).
  • Those from 2018 have the winged Caduceus (symbol of the Ultrecht Mint) as their symbol.

To the left of the minting thousandth appears instead the emblem of the Mint Director:

  • For Bernard Gillard (from 2014 to 2016) the Cat.
  • For Ingrid van Herzele (2017) the Herzele coat of arms.
  • Materials: Bimetallic, nickel and copper centerpiece, brass and nickel outer ring
  • Thickness: 2.20 mm
  • Weight: 8.50 g
  • Diameter: 25.75 mm
  • Outline: knurled with six 2 in incuso one straight and one upside down alternately and separated by 12 5-pointed stars
  • Author: Jan Alfons Keustermas

Value and Circulation of Belgian 2 Euro Coins (4° Serie)


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