• 2 Euro 2016, Schön# 335, Belgium, Philippe, Child Focus
  • 2 Euro 2016, Schön# 335, Belgium, Philippe, Child Focus
Description

The second commemorative coin issued by Belgium in 2016 is dedicated to the International Day of the Disappeared Children. It advertises the Charitable Foundation Child Focus, an organization that works with missing or sexually exploited children and young people.

May 25 is the International Day of the Disappeared Children, an initiative that began in 1982 in the United States after the disappearance of a 6-year-old in New York. Since then more countries have been gradually joining in and in 2005 the European Union also supported the initiative.

Obverse

Depicts the face of a child surrounded by the inscription MISSING-DISPARU-VERMIST, WWW.CHILDFOCUS.BE and the trilingual (in French, Dutch and German) the issuing country name.

Mintmark: Head of Archangel St. Michael is a patron saint of Brussels (Royal Belgian Mint)

Privy mark of the Mint's director Bernard Gillard: Cat

Engraver: Luc Luycx

BELGIQUE-BELGIE-BELGIEN-2016
MISSING-DISPARU-VERMIST
WWW.CHILDFOCUS.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 Euro

Child Focus

Schön# 335 LA# BEM-8.21
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Belgian Mint

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