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Document C/2024/02466

New national side of euro coins intended for circulation


OJ C, C/2024/2466, 27.3.2024, ELI: (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)


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New national side of euro coins intended for circulation


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National side of the new commemorative 2-euro coin intended for circulation and issued by Luxembourg

Euro coins intended for circulation have legal tender status throughout the euro area. For the purpose of informing the public and all parties who handle the coins, the Commission publishes a description of the designs of all new coins (1). In accordance with the Council conclusions of 10 February 2009  (2), euro-area Member States and countries that have concluded a monetary agreement with the European Union providing for the issuing of euro coins are allowed to issue commemorative euro coins intended for circulation, provided that certain conditions are met, particularly that only the 2-euro denomination is used. These coins have the same technical characteristics as other 2-euro coins, but their national face features a commemorative design that is highly symbolic in national or European terms.

Issuing country: Luxembourg

Subject of commemoration: The 175th anniversary of the death of Grand Duke Guillaume II

Description of the design: The design depicts on the left side the statue of Grand Duke Guillaume II on horseback and on the right side the effigy of Grand Duke Henri looking to the left. The texts ‘GROUSSHERZOGE VU LÉTZEBUERG’ and ‘GUILLAUME II 1792-1849’ are depicted in semicircular form in the upper left part of the design. The year-date ‘2024’ and the figure ‘175’ as indication of the anniversary appear below the effigy of Grand Duke Henri. As the producing mint is not yet known, the mint marks might be adapted within the spaceholder.

The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Estimated number of coins to be issued: 200 000

Date of issue: January 2024

(1)  See OJ C 373, 28.12.2001, p. 1 for the national faces of all the coins issued in 2002.

(2)  See the conclusions of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 10 February 2009 and the Commission Recommendation of 19 December 2008 on common guidelines for the national sides and the issuance of euro coins intended for circulation (OJ L 9, 14.1.2009, p. 52).


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