Luxembourgish euro coins

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Luxembourgish euro coins feature three different designs, though they all contain the portrait or effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. 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: Lëtzebuerg. Luxembourg does not mint its own coins. The Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Royal Dutch Mint), in Utrecht, the Netherlands, produced Luxembourgish coins dated 2002–2004 and again from 2009 onward. Rahapaja Oy (Mint of Finland), in Helsinki, Finland, produced the coins dated 2005–2006. Monnaie de Paris (Mint of Paris), in Pessac, France, produced coins dated 2007-2008.

The Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg appears on the coins facing to the left.[1] 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.

Luxembourgish euro design[edit]

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Depiction of Luxembourg euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
Effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
€ 0.10 € 0.20 € 0.50
Effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2 Coin Edge
2€ edge inv2.svg for a total of 12 stars
Effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Circulating mintage quantities[edit]

Face Value [2] €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00
2002 34,512,500 35,912,500 28,912,500 25,112,500 25,712,500 21,912,500 21,313,525 18,512,500
2003 1,500,000 1,500,000 4,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 2,500,000 1,500,000 3,500,000
2004 21,001,000 20,001,000 16,001,000 12,001,000 14,001,000 10,001,000 9,001,000 7,553,200
2005 7,000,000 13,000,000 6,000,000 2,000,000 6,000,000 3,000,000 2,000,000 3,500,000
2006 4,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 4,000,000 7,000,000 3,000,000 1,000,000 2,000,000
2007 6,000,000 8,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 8,000,000 4,000,000 480,000 4,000,000
2008 10,000,000 12,000,000 9,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 480,000 6,000,000
2009 4,000,000 3,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 2,000,000 240,000 240,000
2010 6,000,000 8,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 8,000,000 5,000,000 1,000,000 3,500,000
2011 7,600,000 6,200,000 6,700,000 4,800,000 5,300,000 3,500,000 1,520,000 2,320,000
2012 9,200,000 7,200,000 5,200,000 2,200,000 5,200,000 2,600,000 2,240,000 3,760,000

* No coins were minted that year for that denomination
** Data not available yet
*** Small quantities minted for sets only

€2 commemorative coins[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In heraldry, directions are often described as they would appear to the bearer of a coat of arms, rather than as they would appear to the viewer. Therefore, coin descriptions will use "facing to the left" when it would appear to the layperson that the person depicted is facing to the right.
  2. ^ "Circulating Mintage quantities". Henning Agt. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 

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