Belgium 1999 euro
The specimen shown is an example of a type struck in Belgium 1999-2006. Like other members of the Eurozone, Belgium began minting euros in 1999 but their use did not become compulsory until 2002. The enormous mintage of this date amounts to 16 pieces for every man, woman and child in the kingdom. The admission of additional members caused the reverse to be redesigned in 2007 to show the enlarged zone.
Recorded mintage: 160,040,000 plus 15,000 proofs.
Specification: 7.5 g., Bi-Metallic Copper-Nickel center in Brass ring, 23.3 mm diameter; Rev: value and map within circle by Luc Luycx; Edge: reeded and plain sections.
Catalog reference: KM 230.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.