|The Official 2002 Blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), as well as a silver medal, and commemorates the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Courtrai, whiche came to be known as the Bataille des Eperons d'Or (The Battle of the Golden Spurs).
The battle was fought on July 11, 1302, near Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders and the date of the battle is the official holiday of the Flemish community in Belgium. The large numbers of golden spurs 2that were collected from the French knights gave the battle its name; at least a thousand noble cavaliers were killed, some contemporary accounts placing the total casualties at over ten thousand dead and wounded.
The Official Blister 2002 contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), as well as a commemorative medal to commemorate the occasion. The Belgian euro coins feature only a single design for all eight coins: the portrait or effigy of King Albert II of Belgium and his royal monogram (a capital 'A' underneath a crown). Also part of the design by Jan Alfons Keustermans (Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout) are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint.
[The 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents and 10 cents coins of 2002 are only included in this BU set]