Obverse. Photo © Herdenkingsmunten.be
  • 2 Euro 2022, Belgium, Philippe, Healthcare During the Covid-Pandemic
  • 2 Euro 2022, Belgium, Philippe, Healthcare During the Covid-Pandemic
  • 2 Euro 2022, Belgium, Philippe, Healthcare During the Covid-Pandemic, BU in coincard (language: NL)
  • 2 Euro 2022, Belgium, Philippe, Healthcare During the Covid-Pandemic, BU in coincard (language: FR)
Description

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019. First reports of COVID-19 started to appear in the Belgian media around 8 January. The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[14][15] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.

To cope with the increasing influx of patients, several hospitals started to build new temporary facilities, such as the UZA clinic in Edegem with the construction of containers or the Saint Peter's Hospital in Brussels with the set up of outside tents supported by the Belgian Red Cross.

Obverse

Depicts an inscription "Thank you" in 3 official languages (German, French and Dutch) on the left as well as healthcare elements like a stethoscope, a heart monitor, a syringe, the symbol of a wheelchair and a mortar with pestle. A healthcare staff member with a face mask on the right. The engraver's initials (LL) on the right, date, country designation (BE), privy and mint mark on the right bottom.

• Royal Dutch Mint's mintmark: Caduceus or Mercury's wand, a short staff entwined by two serpents
• Royal Belgian Mint Director's privy mark: Coat of arms of the municipality Herzele (Ingrid Van Herzele)
• Engraver: Luc Luycx

DANKE - MERCI - DANK U
LL
2022
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

Healthcare During the Covid-Pandemic

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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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