|The fourth BU set in the series "Fauna and Flora" is dedicated to the Ophrys Bourdon and contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), as well as the 5 euro commemorative coin. Ophrys fuciflora (Late Spider-orchid) is a species of flowering plant in the orchid family.
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.
Issue date: 20 September 2012