• 2 Euro 2015, LA# BEM-8.18, Belgium, Philippe, European Year for Development
  • 2 Euro 2015, LA# BEM-8.18, Belgium, Philippe, European Year for Development

The European Year for Development (EYD2015) is the first European year dedicated to the EU external cooperation and the role of Europe and for the eradication of poverty in the countries of the world. The motto of this goal is "Our world, our dignity, our future". The European Year of Development is the first to focus on the external relations of the EU, bringing together young people, politicians, civil society, private sector, academia and other stakeholders around common goals in development.


Depicts a hand holding a globe of the Earth with a plant in the foreground. The inscription ‘2015 EUROPEAN YEAR FOR DEVELOPMENT’ features in an arc above the globe. The country code ‘BE’ appears beneath the hand while the signature mark of the Master of the Mint and the mark of the Brussels mint on the left.

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



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.”



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

2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★

2 Euro

European Year for Development

LA# BEM-8.18
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-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
Royal Belgian Mint

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