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The coin commemorates the 50th birthday of Grand Duke Henri, 5th anniversary of his accession to the throne and 100th anniversary of the death of Grand Duke Adolphe.
Henri (born 16 April 1955) is the current Grand Duke of Luxembourg, reigning since 7 October 2000. He is the eldest son of Grand Duke Jean and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, and a first cousin of the current King of the Belgians, Philippe.
Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Duke of Nassau (Adolf Wilhelm August Karl Friedrich) (1817–1905) was the first monarch of Luxembourg from the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
In the centre, the effigies of the Grand Dukes Henri and Adolphe are displayed, with Henri's superimposed on Adolphe's. The inscription "Grand Duke of Luxembourg" appears above the effigies, while the inscriptions HENRI *1955 (date of the birth) and ADOLPHE †1905 (date of the death) are written below the respective effigies.
L ★ Ë ★ T ★ Z ★ E ★ B ★ U ★ E ★ R ★ G ★
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.
The sequence "2 ★ ★" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted.
2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★