Silver and gold are metals commonly used for commemorative coins, but
rarely are commemorative coins struck in steel.
The Banque Centrale de Luxembourg, however, uses stainless steel in
one of its latest commemorative coins, appropriately honoring the
The Prooflike 2014 stainless steel €5 coin shows an industrial scene
on the obverse, while the common reverse design shows Henri, Grand
Duke of Luxembourg.
The central bank provides few details about the design, but Belval
in Luxembourg was a major center of steel production for years, and a
similar, prominent element of its skyline could be the inspiration for
Yvette Gastauer-Claire’s design.
The coin weighs 21.85 grams, measures 34 millimeters in diameter and
has a mintage limit of 2,500 pieces.
Distributor Royal Scandinavian Mint (which is a private firm, not a
mint) offers the coin for $79.95 in U.S. funds.
To order, visit the distributor’s website, or telephone the company at 877-552-6468.