Description

Ghent University (UGent) is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands.

UGent is one of the largest Flemish universities, consisting of 41,000 students and 9,000 staff members. In contrast to the Catholic University of Leuven or the Free University of Brussels, it considers itself a pluralist university in a special sense, i.e. not connected to any particular religion or ideology. For this reason, its motto Inter Utrumque ('In Between Both Extremes') means the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom can only happen in a country in peace and when the institution is fully supported by the government.

Obverse

The design is based on the logo of Ghent University and the inscriptions "200th Anniversary of the Ghent University" in Dutch and English. Below are the dates 1817 and 2017 and the indication of nationality 'BE' appears between monetary brand of Brussels (helmeted head of the Archangel Michael) and the brand of currency commissioner.

200 JAAR UNVERSITEIT GENT
200 YEARS GHENT UNIVERSITY
1817 - 2017
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

Universities in Belgium
200th Anniversary of the Ghent University

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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 Belgian Mint

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