Description

2014 is a year of celebration for the Belgian Red Cross 150th anniversary. The Belgian Red Cross was established in 1864 by Doctor Andrea Wegner and has its headquarters in Brussels. It is fighting every moment to relieve human suffering and prevent humanitarian crises.

Since creation in 1863, the International Committee of Red Cross's sole objective has been to ensure protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and strife. It does so through its direct action around the world, as well as by encouraging the development of international humanitarian law and promoting respect for it by governments and all weapon bearers. Its story is about the development of humanitarian action, the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Obverse

Depicts a cross with the number ‘150’ in its centre. The vertical and horizontal bars of the cross bear the words ‘Rode Kruis’ and ‘Croix-Rouge’ respectively (Red Cross in Dutch and French). The cross is surrounded by the mintmark, privy mark of the mint's director, the year and the country code ‘BE’. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring.

Royal Belgian Mint:
• Mintmark: Head of Archangel Michael (Saint-Patron of Brussels)
• Director's privy mark: Cat (Bernard Gillard)
• Engraver: Luc Luycx

RODE KRUIS 150 CROIX ROUGE
BE 2014

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

Red Cross
100th Anniversary of the Belgian Red Cross

Subscribe series
LA# BEM-8.17
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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