Belgium Euro Coins

Belgium became a founding member of the European Economic Community in 1957, and Brussels is home to many key European institutions, including the European Commission and the European Parliament. As one of the EU's founding members and the self-styled "capital of Europe", there is great support for EMU in Belgium. Belgians are used to the idea of monetary union, having shared a currency with Luxembourg since 1920. The euro's popularity is undisputed, with 70 per cent in favour of EMU, according to a survey in 1999.

The national designs on the Belgian euro coins represent elements of the coins previously in circulation. A national panel made up of leading Belgian officials, artists and experts in numismatics chose the motif used on all the coins. 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.

In 2002, two Polish statisticians performed an experiment that indicated that the Belgian €1 coin lands on heads more often than tails when spun on a table. However, their result, 140 heads out of 250 flips, is not significant, since the probability of a result this extreme or more extreme is more than 6%. Please take a look at The Belgian National Mint.

The Belgian 2 euro coin edge inscription

Edge
The edge of the Belgian euro coins
 
The sequence "2 * *" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted

Mintmarks on Belgian euro coins

King's monogram Archangel St. Michael 1999–present (€2 commemorative coins), 2008–present (standard issue euro coins) January 2009 June 2012
King Alberto's royal monogram Head of archangel St. Michael, patron saint of Brussels Scale Feather Cat
 
Monogram
King Alberto's royal monogram, an "A" under a crown
St. Michael
Head of archangel St. Michael, patron saint of Brussels
Scale
Representing the Belgian Royal Mint director, Romain Coenen
Feather
Representing the Belgian Royal Mint director, Serge Lesens
Cat (Gillard's pet)
Representing the Belgian Royal Mint director, Bernard Gillard

Prior to 2008, the Head of archangel St. Michael only appeared on commemorative issues

2008 Redesign

In 2008, Belgium made a slight modification to the design of its national sides in order to comply with the common guidelines recommended by the European Commission. The new national sides continued to bear the effigy of His Majesty Albert II, King of the Belgians, encircled by twelve stars, but the royal monogram and the date of issuance featured in the inner part of the coin – not in the outer ring – together with two new elements: the mint marks and the abbreviation of the country name (‘BE’).

2014 Redesign

As of 2014, the second series of the Belgian coins show, on every denomination, the effigy of the new Head of State His Majesty Philippe, King of the Belgians, in profile to the right. To the left of the effigy, the indication of the issuing country "BE" and on top of it the royal monogram. Under the effigy, the mint master mark at the left and the mint mark at the right flank the year of issuance.

Image of Belgium 2 euros coin
Belgium 2 euros - Effigy and monogram of King Albert II

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 ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2011 32,000,000 pieces € 3.40 Buy
2010 15,000,000 pieces € 3.40 Buy
2009 10,000,000 pieces € 4.00 Buy
2008 40,000,000 pieces € 3.90 Buy
2007 40,000,000 pieces € 3.80 Buy
2006 20,000,000 pieces € 4.25 Buy
2005 10,500,000 pieces € 5.00 Buy
2004 60,000,000 pieces € 5.50 Buy
2003 30,030,404 pieces € 4.45 Buy
2002 50,000,000 pieces € 4.45 Buy
2000 120,000,000 pieces € 4.45 Buy
Image of Belgium 1 euro coin
Belgium 1 euro - Effigy and monogram of King Albert II

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 ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2012 15,000,000 pieces € 1.80 Buy
2011 15,000,000 pieces € 1.70 Buy
2009 10,000,000 pieces € 2.20 Buy
2008 5,000,000 pieces € 2.90 Buy
2007 Unknown - View
2004 15,000,000 pieces € 2.15 Buy
2003 6,000,000 pieces - View
2002 84,526,660 pieces € 1.85 Buy
1999 160,000,000 pieces € 1.75 Buy
Image of Belgium 50 cents coin
Belgium 50 cents - Effigy and monogram of King Philippe

Philippe or Filip is the King of the Belgians, having ascended the throne on 21 July 2013. At age 54, Philippe is Europe's third youngest reigning monarch, following the 47-year-old Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and the 46-year-old Felipe VI of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 1.00 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.95 Buy
2013 5,000,000 pieces - View
2012 30,000,000 pieces € 0.95 Buy
2011 15,000,000 pieces € 0.95 Buy
2009 30,000,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2008 5,000,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2007 5,000,000 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2004 8,000,000 pieces € 1.65 Buy
2003 Unknown - View
2002 50,019,648 pieces € 1.05 Buy
1999 197,000,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
Image of Belgium 20 cents coin
Belgium 20 cents - Effigy and monogram of King Albert II

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 ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2013 15,000,000 pieces - View
2012 40,250,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2011 40,250,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2010 15,000,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2009 30,100,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2008 25,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2007 25,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2006 40,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2005 10,000,000 pieces € 1.65 Buy
2004 70,000,000 pieces € 0.75 Buy
2003 30,006,146 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2002 104,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2000 181,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
Image of Belgium 10 cents coin
Belgium 10 cents - Effigy and monogram of King Albert II

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 ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.45 Buy
2013 5,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2012 25,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2011 25,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2010 20,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2005 10,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2004 20,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2003 Unknown - View
2002 90,830 pieces - View
2001 145,750,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
1999 180,950,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
Image of Belgium 5 cents coin
Belgium 5 cents - Effigy and monogram of King Filip

Philippe or Filip is the King of the Belgians, having ascended the throne on 21 July 2013. At age 54, Philippe is Europe's third youngest reigning monarch, following the 47-year-old Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and the 46-year-old Felipe VI of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 0.35 Buy
2015 Unknown € 0.30 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.30 Buy
2013 25,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2012 22,500,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2011 25,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2010 25,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2006 35,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2005 110,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2004 75,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2003 30,056,908 pieces € 0.45 Buy
1999 300,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
Image of Belgium 2 cents coin
Belgium 2 cents - Effigy and monogram of King Philippe

Philippe or Filip is the King of the Belgians, having ascended the throne on 21 July 2013. At age 54, Philippe is Europe's third youngest reigning monarch, following the 47-year-old Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and the 46-year-old Felipe VI of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 0.30 Buy
2015 Unknown € 0.40 Buy
2013 22,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2012 15,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2010 20,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2009 10,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2007 70,000,000 pieces € 0.20 Buy
2006 30,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2004 75,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2003 40,010,808 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2000 337,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
Image of Belgium 1 cent coin
Belgium 1 cent - Effigy and monogram of King Philippe

Philippe or Filip is the King of the Belgians, having ascended the throne on 21 July 2013. At age 54, Philippe is Europe's third youngest reigning monarch, following the 47-year-old Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and the 46-year-old Felipe VI of ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2013 70,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2012 19,950,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2011 9,875,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2010 30,000,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2009 19,950,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2007 60,000,000 pieces € 0.20 Buy
2006 15,000,000 pieces € 0.65 Buy
2004 180,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2003 10,030,404 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2001 99,800,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
1999 235,200,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy