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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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Belgium: New €2 coin issued in honour of International Year of Plant Health

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The Belgian Ministry of Finance has issued (22nd July) new €2 commemorative coins in honour and recognition of the International Year of Plant Health, a worldwide initiative which seeks to promote greater awareness of the global plant health challenges mankind faces, as well as the importance of protecting our crops from pests and diseases

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Belgium: Anniversary of Europe’s first Train line celebrated with new silver Proof coins

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The National Bank of Belgium has released (22nd April) new silver Proof collector’s coins which remember the 185th anniversary of the first-ever train line that was built in Europe

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Belgium: Anniversary of Europe’s first Train line celebrated with new silver Proof coins

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The National Bank of Belgium has released (22nd April) new silver Proof collector’s coins which remember the 185th anniversary of the first-ever train line that was built in Europe

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Belgium: Centenary anniversary of Antwerp’s Olympic Games remembered on new collector coins

The National Bank of Belgium has issued new collector coins which commemorate the country’s first and only time they hosted the Olympiad. Being the first Olympic Games held since the conclusion of the Great War, the Belgian city of Antwerp was chosen to offer some compensation after the misery the whole of the country had suffered during the especially fierce and deadly battles

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Belgium: City of Bruges celebrates 20 years as UNESCO World Heritage Site with new silver Proof coin

The National Bank of Belgium has issued (26th February) new silver collector coins in celebration of the City of Bruges, having been named a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Site 20 years ago. The designation as a World Heritage Site as an international landmark is part of the United Nations recognition of having cultural, historical, scientific, or other forms of significance, which is legally protected by international treaties

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Belgium: Brussels’ notable sculpture, Manneken Pis, celebrates 400th birthday with new coin

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The National Bank of Belgium will issue new collector coins which are in observance of the 400th anniversary of the placement of one of the country’s most recognised national symbols — the little statue of Manneken Pis

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Belgium: Brussels’ notable sculpture, Manneken Pis, celebrates 400th birthday with new coin

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The National Bank of Belgium will issue new collector coins which are in observance of the 400th anniversary of the placement of one of the country’s most recognised national symbols — the little statue of Manneken Pis

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Belgium: Extraordinary works of Renaissance artist Breugel the Elder feature on latest Europa Star coins

The National Bank of Belgium has issued new silver Proof collector coins which are part of the Europa Star programme, a unique numismatic project that was first launched in 2004, bringing various European monetary institutions together around a common annual theme. Each of the coins in this series has the unique characteristic of being marked with a stylised “E” logo which resembles the euro insignia, along with a star

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Belgium: Legendary cycler Briek Schotte features on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium has unveiled (14th August) new collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most well-known cyclists who achieved world-class standing in the Tour de France. Briek Schotte, who is affectionately remembered as the “Last of the Flandrians” (from West-Flanders) to have achieved such international recognition for his efforts in professional cycling

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Belgium: Legendary cycler Briek Schotte features on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium has unveiled (14th August) new collector coins which are in observance of the centenary anniversary of the birth of one of the country’s most well-known cyclists who achieved world-class standing in the Tour de France. Briek Schotte, who is affectionately remembered as the “Last of the Flandrians” (from West-Flanders) to have achieved such international recognition for his efforts in professional cycling

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Belgium: 50th anniversary of historic lunar landing captured on new silver Proof coins

The National Bank of Belgium will issue (21st July) new collector coins which honour one of the world’s most historic events — the day when the first man set foot on the Moon. It will be exactly 50 years ago when the first human set foot on the moon

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Finland: Scenic splendour of the Koli National Park in North Karelia depicted on latest €2 commemorative coin

The Mint of Finland has launched (15th May) the second  €2 national commemorative coin which focuses on the many naturally beautiful scenic areas in the country that are both well-loved and instantly recognisable by many of the country’s inhabitants. The second annual €2 commemorative coin features the natural beauty of Koli National Park, which affirms the results of a national vote in the summer of 2017 that was coordinated by the Mint of Finland

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Belgium: Closure of Royal Mint results in discounted coins available to collectors

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Photo shows a commemorative five euro coin featuring a portrait of Belgian Nobel prize winner Francois Englert at the Royal Mint in Brussels on November 4, 2014. (THIERRY ROGE / AFP / Getty Images) 

In the wake of the announcement that the Royal Mint of Belgium will cease minting and production activities from the 1st January 2018, the Department of the Treasury have made the remaining stock of coins available to collectors at discounted prices

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Belgium: Closure of Royal Mint results in discounted coins available to collectors

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Photo shows a commemorative five euro coin featuring a portrait of Belgian Nobel prize winner Francois Englert at the Royal Mint in Brussels on November 4, 2014. (THIERRY ROGE / AFP / Getty Images) 

In the wake of the announcement that the Royal Mint of Belgium will cease minting and production activities from the 1st January 2018, the Department of the Treasury have made the remaining stock of coins available to collectors at discounted prices

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Belgium: 100 Years of the Theory of Relativity Featured on Gold and Silver Coins

The Royal Mint of Belgium has issued two new coins in honor of the centennial anniversary of the breakthrough theory of relativity. Famed scientist Albert Einstein (1879–1955), a German-born theoretical physicist, proclaimed the discovery, which has been described as “the origins of the universe” and essentially resulted in the re-thinking of what was regarded as the basis of science and mathematics

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Belgium: Special Collector Medal Showcases New Mint Master’s Insignia

 
The Royal Belgian Mint has produced a special silver medal in honor of the the new mint master, Ingrid Van Herzele, and the new mintmark, which will be included on Royal Belgian Mint coins and medals during her tenure. A version of the medal is also struck in cupro-nickel

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The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Coin Collector Sets Provide Jet-Setting Fun for Adventuresome Collectors

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… Collecting world coin sets is a refreshing numismatic objective for hobbyists who enjoy pursuing coins with diverse themes from myriad geographic regions. The world coin sets of 2016 offer plenty of wonderful opportunities for collectors to get their hands on fascinating coins covering interesting topics with rich designs. While […]

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Belgian 20-Euro Silver Proof Coin Honors Humanitarian Organization with Roots in the United States

The Royal Belgian Mint has issued a new silver coin remembering the centennial anniversary of a relief organization that aided much of the Belgian populace during the the country’s occupation by imperial German forces during the First World War. The Commission for Relief in Belgium was initiated by Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964), an American mining engineer who lived London at the time of the outbreak of the war in 1914

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Belgium 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Silver Coin

The Royal Belgian Mint have issued a new silver coin to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall which occurred unexpectedly on the night of the 9th November 1989. The fall of the wall is considered by many as the precursor to a first step towards a unified Europe – certainly to the unification of Germany which had remained divided since it was divided into segments by allied governments after the end of the Second World War

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