Luxembourg Official Blister 2005

Obverse of Luxembourg Official Blister 2005
Details The Official Blister 2005 contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), as well as the 2 euro commemorative coin featuring the double portrait of Grand Duke Henri and hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.

The set is the first one of a series of seven dedicated to the different architectural periods depicted on the euro banknotes and present in Luxembourg. The 2005 set shows the architectural period of the 5 euro banknote, that’s to say the antique period.

Luxembourg euro coins feature three different designs, though they all contain the portrait or effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. The Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg appears on the coins facing to the left. He was not featured on the Luxembourgish franc as he only became Grand Duke in 2000 following the abdication of his father, Jean. Jean's portrait on the francs showed him facing to the right and it is common in a number of countries for successive monarchs to alternate the direction they faced on coins. Other euro coins issued by member states which are monarchies show their monarchs facing to the left, in common with the effigy on their legacy currencies. The designs, by Yvette Gastauer-Claire, also contain the 12 stars of the EU flag, the year of imprint and the name of the country in the Luxembourgish language: Letzebuerg.
Mintage 20,000 pieces
Issue price 25.00 euros

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