circulating commemorative €2 coin to honor International Missing
Children’s Day was released on the day it marks, May 25.
obverse of the coin shows the face of a missing child surrounded by
the words MISSING-DISPARU-VERMIST, WWW.CHILDFOCUS.BE and the nation’s
name in three languages. The child featured on the coin is Liam Vanden
Branden, who disappeared May 3, 1996, when he was 2 years old,
AdWeek. The image on the coin shows an
age-progressed image as he might appear in 2016, according to the news report.
mark of the Brussels mint, a helmeted profile of the archangel
Michael, and the signature mark of the master of the mint, a cat,
appear on opposing sides of the face.
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total, 1,020,000 coins were released, including several available at
premium prices through the Royal Mint of Belgium's webshop.
of the coin are available in a blister pack for €10. Four examples of
the coin in plastic capsules are sold together for €15.50, and a
Prooflike edition retails for €20.
ringed-bimetallic coin has a copper-nickel core and
coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag. The
common reverse shows a map of the European Union.
€2 coin weighs 8.5 grams and measures 25.75 millimeters in diameter.
nation is allowed to issue up to two different circulating
commemorative designs annually, with designs of their choosing, though
few nations issue the maximum number of designs. Joint euro programs
like the 2015 coins honoring the 30th anniversary of flag of the
European Union do not count toward this limit.
is Belgium's second circulating commemorative €2 coin of 2016,
following the release in March of a coin marking the 2016 Rio Olympics.