|Celebrating UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium. The seventh issue honours Spiennes, a Walloon village in the municipality of Mons, Belgium. It is well known for its neolithic flint mines, covering more than 100 ha, are the largest and earliest concentration of ancient mines in Europe. They are also remarkable for the diversity of technological solutions used for extraction and for the fact that they are directly linked to a settlement of the same period.
The blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), as well as a silver medallion which pays tribute to the historical city. They are housed within a full-colour coin folder and outer sleeve with images and detailed information on the UNESCO World Heritage site being honoured.
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. Issue date: March 2011
[The 2 cents coins of 2011 are only included in this BU set]