Description

Henri (Henri Albert Gabriel Félix Marie Guillaume; 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.

Obverse

On the left side of the centre part of the coin, the effigy of Grand Duke Henri is depicted, looking to the right. The right side displays his monogram. Monogram Grand Duke Henri formed as a microlettering - inclined letters H. If the coins made as coinage UNC and Proof, microtext is tilted to the left, as coinage Brilliant Uncirculated - right.

The twelve stars of the European Union are also on the right side of the inner part, surrounding the monogram in a semicircular form.

The year mark, the mint and privy marks are written in circular shape at the top of the outer ring, together with the word Luxembourg, while the words 'HENRI – Grand-Duke of Luxembourg' appear at the bottom of the ring.

Mint mark: Caduceus (Mercury's wand, a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings), the logo of the Royal Dutch Mint (Utrecht, the Netherlands)

Mint master mark: Sailboat (Maarten Brouwer)

Engraver: Yvette Gastauer-Claire

2004 LËTZEBUERG
CG H
HENRI - Grand-Duc de Luxembourg

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

80th Anniversary of the Monograms on Luxembourg's Coins

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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 Dutch Mint (KNM)

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