Description

The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the 31st Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was a major international multi-sport event held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 August to 21 August 2016.

More than 11,000 athletes from 205 National Olympic Committees, including first time entrants Kosovo, South Sudan, and the Refugee Olympic Team, took part. With 306 sets of medals, the games featured 28 Olympic sports, including rugby sevens and golf, which were added to the Olympic program in 2009. These sporting events took place at 33 venues in the host city, and at five in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Brasília, and Manaus.

Obverse

Depicts the Olympic team logo of Belgium symbolizing an athlete who wears the flag of the country, celebrating victory and expressing pride in representing her country. The inner part of the coin depicts, from top to bottom, a stylized character, the five Olympic rings and the inscription BELGIUM TEAM. To the left is the year 2016. On the right, the indication of nationality 'BE' appears between mint and privy marks. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring.

Royal Belgian Mint:
• Mintmark: Head of Archangel Michael (Saint-Patron of Brussels)
• Director's privy mark: Cat (Bernard Gillard)

TEAM BELGIUM
2016
BE

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

The sequence "2 ★ ★" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted

2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★

2 Euro

LA# BEM-8.20
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center -
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Belgian Mint

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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Bi-Metallic, 8.5 g, ⌀ 25.75 mm