|Celebrating UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium. The third issue celebrates the Lift Locks of the "Canal du centre" and the 90th anniversary of their completion.The four lift locks have not stopped functioning since they opened nearly a century ago. Beginning in the 1990's the locks underwent a major update with a view to accommodating increasing volumes of tourist traffic.
The blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), as well as a commemorative silver medal illustrating one of the lift locks.
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 5 cents, 10 cents and 1 euro coins of 2007 are only included in this BU set]