Luxembourg Euro Coins

The smallest member of the EU was one of the EEC's six founding nations in 1957. Luxembourg has provided two of the European Commission's nine presidents, Gaston Thorn and Jacques Santer. The Grand Duchy is also known for its pro-European loyalty and a former Luxembourg prime minister, Pierre Werner, was one of the intellectual fathers of European monetary union. The country's government had been a major player in ensuring the swift introduction of the euro. Interestingly, in order to join the euro, Luxembourg had to set up its own central bank. The euro was a project well suited to Luxembourg's traditions as it has been part of a monetary union with Belgium since the 1920s. Luxembourg is the first member of the Eurozone to have all of their standard issue circulation coins minted in more than one location and the only member to have had all their coins minted at three different locations. Please take a look at The Luxembourg National Mint.

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.

The Luxembourgish 2 euro coin edge inscription

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

Mintmarks on Luxembourgish euro coins

Luxembourg does not mint its own coins. Coin production began at the Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt, in Utrecht, Netherlands, in June, 2000, but had the date stamp of 2002. As a result, even though the coins are dated 2002, they bear the mintmaster's mark of Erik J. van Schouwenburg, the temporary director of the mint in 2000. The coinage act of Luxembourg stipulates that national coins can not have a date stamp prior to the year of issue. Therefore, Luxembourg euro coins bear the mint master mark of the temporary director at the time of minting, despite the date on the coins.

Year Designer Mint Director
2002 YGC

Yvette Gastauer-Claire
Netherlands mintmark
The Royal Dutch Mint, a Mercury's Staff
Luxembourg mintmark
Bow and arrow rerpesenting the director Erik J. van Schouwenburg
2003, 2004 Luxembourg mintmark
Sailboat representing the director Maarten Brouwer
2005, 2006 Finland mintmark   'S'
The logo of the Rahapaja Oy mint and the letter S for Suomi (Finland)
 
2007, 2008 France mintmark
The Mint of Paris, a Cornucopia
France mintmark
Hunting horn, a wave and a fish, representing the director Hubert Lariviere
2009 - 2015 Netherlands mintmark
The Royal Dutch Mint, a Mercury's Staff
Luxembourg mintmark
Sailboat representing the director Maarten Brouwer
2016 Luxembourg mintmark
Sailboat rerpesenting the director Kees Bruinsma

[1] - The star indicates a temporary director

Image of Luxembourg 2 euros coin
Luxembourg 2 euros - The Grand Duke Henri

All the Luxembourg coins bear the profile of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 4.45 Buy
2015 Unknown € 5.00 Buy
2014 Unknown € 3.90 Buy
2013 3,120,000 pieces € 4.50 Buy
2012 3,760,000 pieces € 3.75 Buy
2011 2,320,000 pieces € 4.65 Buy
2010 3,500,000 pieces € 3.65 Buy
2009 240,000 pieces € 4.50 Buy
2008 6,000,000 pieces € 3.95 Buy
2007 4,000,000 pieces € 4.60 Buy
2006 2,000,000 pieces € 7.50 Buy
2005 3,500,000 pieces € 6.49 Buy
2004 7,553,200 pieces € 5.20 Buy
2003 3,500,000 pieces € 7.15 Buy
2002 18,517,500 pieces € 5.15 Buy
Image of Luxembourg 1 euro coin
Luxembourg 1 euro - The Grand Duke Henri

All the Luxembourg coins bear the profile of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 2.40 Buy
2015 Unknown € 2.50 Buy
2014 Unknown € 2.10 Buy
2013 3,320,000 pieces - View
2012 2,240,000 pieces € 2.10 Buy
2011 1,520,000 pieces € 1.95 Buy
2010 1,000,000 pieces € 2.10 Buy
2009 240,000 pieces € 2.70 Buy
2008 480,000 pieces € 2.50 Buy
2007 480,000 pieces € 2.40 Buy
2006 1,000,000 pieces € 5.39 Buy
2005 2,000,000 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2004 9,001,000 pieces € 3.10 Buy
2003 1,500,000 pieces € 4.29 Buy
2002 21,318,525 pieces € 2.60 Buy
Image of Luxembourg 50 cents coin
Luxembourg 50 cents - The Grand Duke Henri

All the Luxembourg coins bear the profile of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 1.30 Buy
2015 Unknown € 1.80 Buy
2014 Unknown € 1.15 Buy
2013 6,100,000 pieces € 1.50 Buy
2012 2,600,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2011 3,500,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2010 5,000,000 pieces € 1.15 Buy
2009 2,000,000 pieces € 1.15 Buy
2008 4,000,000 pieces € 1.10 Buy
2007 4,000,000 pieces € 1.20 Buy
2006 3,000,000 pieces € 3.19 Buy
2005 3,000,000 pieces € 3.19 Buy
2004 10,001,000 pieces € 3.19 Buy
2003 2,500,000 pieces € 3.08 Buy
2002 21,917,500 pieces € 1.15 Buy
Image of Luxembourg 20 cents coin
Luxembourg 20 cents - The Grand Duke Henri

All the Luxembourg coins bear the profile of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 0.95 Buy
2015 Unknown € 0.99 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.55 Buy
2013 7,100,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2012 5,200,000 pieces € 1.20 Buy
2011 5,300,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2010 8,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2009 5,000,000 pieces € 0.65 Buy
2008 6,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2007 8,000,000 pieces € 0.70 Buy
2006 7,000,000 pieces € 2.09 Buy
2005 6,000,000 pieces € 2.20 Buy
2004 14,001,000 pieces € 2.42 Buy
2003 1,500,000 pieces € 2.42 Buy
2002 25,717,500 pieces € 0.65 Buy
Image of Luxembourg 10 cents coin
Luxembourg 10 cents - The Grand Duke Henri

All the Luxembourg coins bear the profile of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 0.75 Buy
2015 Unknown € 0.80 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.50 Buy
2013 3,600,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2012 2,200,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2011 4,800,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2010 4,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2009 4,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2008 5,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2007 5,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2006 4,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2005 2,000,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2004 12,001,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2003 1,500,000 pieces € 2.09 Buy
2002 25,117,500 pieces € 0.40 Buy
Image of Luxembourg 5 cents coin
Luxembourg 5 cents - The Grand Duke Henri

All the Luxembourg coins bear the profile of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 0.40 Buy
2015 Unknown € 0.55 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.40 Buy
2013 7,100,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2012 5,200,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2011 6,700,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2010 6,000,000 pieces € 0.65 Buy
2009 6,000,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2008 9,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2007 5,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2006 5,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2005 6,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2004 16,001,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2003 4,500,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2002 28,917,500 pieces € 0.35 Buy
Image of Luxembourg 2 cents coin
Luxembourg 2 cents - The Grand Duke Henri

All the Luxembourg coins bear the profile of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 0.35 Buy
2015 Unknown € 0.40 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.35 Buy
2013 7,100,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2012 7,200,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2011 6,200,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2010 8,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2009 3,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2008 12,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2007 8,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2006 4,000,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2005 13,000,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2004 20,001,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2003 1,500,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2002 35,917,500 pieces - View
Image of Luxembourg 1 cent coin
Luxembourg 1 cent - The Grand Duke Henri

All the Luxembourg coins bear the profile of His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri. Henri Albert Gabriel Felix Marie Guillaume is the head of state of Luxembourg. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2016 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2015 Unknown € 0.25 Buy
2014 Unknown € 0.35 Buy
2013 5,100,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2012 9,200,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2011 7,600,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2010 6,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2009 4,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2008 10,000,000 pieces € 0.65 Buy
2007 6,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2006 4,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2005 7,000,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2004 21,001,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2003 1,500,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2002 34,517,500 pieces € 0.30 Buy