Luxembourgish euro coins feature three different designs, though they all contain the portrait or effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. The designs, by Yvette Gastauer-Claire, also contain the 12 stars of the EU flag, the year of imprint and the name of the country in the Luxembourgish language: Lëtzebuerg.

The Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg appears on the coins facing to the left.[1] He was not featured on the Luxembourg franc as he only became Grand Duke in 2000 following the abdication of his father, Jean. Jean's portrait on the francs showed him facing to the right, and it is common in a number of countries for successive monarchs to alternate the direction they faced on coins. Other euro coins issued by member states which are monarchies show their monarchs facing to the left, in common with the effigy on their legacy currencies.

Luxembourg euro design

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Depiction of Luxembourg euro coinage | Obverse side
€ 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05
Effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
€ 0.10 € 0.20 € 0.50
Effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
€ 1.00 € 2.00 € 2 Coin Edge
for a total of 12 stars
Effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Circulating mintage quantities

Face Value [2][3] €0.01 €0.02 €0.05 €0.10 €0.20 €0.50 €1.00 €2.00 €2.00 CC €2.00 CC*
2002 34,512,500 35,912,500 28,912,500 25,112,500 25,712,500 21,912,500 21,313,525 18,512,500 * *
2003 1,500,000 1,500,000 4,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 2,500,000 1,500,000 3,500,000 * *
2004 21,001,000 20,001,000 16,001,000 12,001,000 14,001,000 10,001,000 9,001,000 7,553,200 2,447,800 *
2005 7,000,000 13,000,000 6,000,000 2,000,000 6,000,000 3,000,000 2,000,000 3,500,000 2,720,000 *
2006 4,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 4,000,000 7,000,000 3,000,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 *
2007 6,000,000 8,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000 8,000,000 4,000,000 480,000 4,000,000 1,000,000 2,000,000
2008 10,000,000 12,000,000 9,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 480,000 6,000,000 1,000,000 *
2009 4,000,000 3,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 2,000,000 240,000 240,000 800,000 800,000
2010 6,000,000 8,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 8,000,000 5,000,000 1,000,000 3,500,000 500,000 *
2011 7,600,000 6,200,000 6,700,000 4,800,000 5,300,000 3,500,000 1,520,000 2,320,000 700,000 *
2012 9,200,000 7,200,000 5,200,000 2,200,000 5,200,000 2,600,000 2,240,000 3,760,000 1,200,000 500,000
2013 5,100,000 7,100,000 7,100,000 3,600,000 7,100,000 6,100,000 3,320,000 3,120,000 500,000 *
2014 10,000,000 10,000,000 10,000,000 5,000,000 7,000,000 7,000,000 5,000,000 9,000,000 1,000,000 *
2015 5,000,000 7,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 10,000,000 5,000,000 1,000,000 4,000,000 1,000,000 500,000
2016 5,000,000 7,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 10,000,000 5,000,000 1,000,000 4,000,000 500,000 *
2017 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 600,000 *
2018 5,000,000 5,050,000 3,050,000 2,050,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 600,000 *

* No coins were minted that year for that denomination
** Data not available yet
*** Small quantities minted for sets only

CC Commemorative coin

CC* Jointly-issued commemorative coin throughout the eurozone

Mints

2002-2004: Royal Dutch Mint (Netherlands)
2005-2006: Mint of Finland
2007-2008: Paris Mint (France)
2009-2018: Royal Dutch Mint (Netherlands)

€2 commemorative coins

Main article: €2 commemorative coins

Luxembourgish Grand-Ducal Dynasty series

Year Number Design Dukes Depicted
2004 1 Effigy and Monogram of Grand Duke Henri Grand Duke Henri
2005 2 50th birthday of Grand Duke Henri, 5th anniversary of his accession to the throne and 100th anniversary of the death of Grand Duke Adolphe Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duke Adolphe
2006 3 25th birthday of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume
2007 4 Grand Ducal Palace Grand Duke Henri
2008 5 Berg Castle Grand Duke Henri
2009 6 90th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte's accession to the throne Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Charlotte
2010 7 Arms of the Grand Duke Grand Duke Henri
2011 8 50th anniversary of the Appointment of Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg by his mother Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg as lieutenant-représentent Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Charlotte
2012 9 100 years since the death of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duke William IV
2012 10 Royal Wedding of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy Grand Duke Henri, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
2013 11 National Anthem of the Grand Duchy Grand Duke Henri
2014 12 175th anniversary of the Luxembourg's independence Grand Duke Henri
2014 13 50th anniversary of Grand Duke Jean accession to the throne Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duke Jean
2015 14 15th anniversary of Grand Duke Henri accession to the throne Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
2015 15 125th anniversary of the Nassau-Weilburg Dynasty Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duke Jean, Grand Duchess Charlotte, Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duke William IV and Grand Duke Adolphe
2016 16 50 years of Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge Grand Duke Henri
2017 17 50 years since the foundation of the current Luxembourg Army Grand Duke Henri
2017 18 200 years since the birth of Grand Duke William III Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duke William III
2018 19 150 years since the Constitution of Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri
2018 20 175 years since the death of Grand Duke William I Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duke William I
2019 21 100th anniversary of Grand Duchess Charlotte's accession to the throne Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Charlotte
2019 22 100 years of Universal Suffrage in Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri
2020 23 Bicentenary of the birth of Prince Henry of Orange-Nassau Grand Duke Henri and Prince Henry of Orange-Nassau
2020 24 Birth of Prince Charles of Luxembourg Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Prince Charles of Luxembourg
2021 25 100 years since the birth of Grand Duke Jean Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duke Jean
2021 26 40 years since the wedding of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa
2022 27 50 years since the Flag of Luxembourg Grand Duke Henri
2022 28 10 years since the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie
2023 29 25th anniversary of the admission of Grand Duke Henri as a member of the International Olympic Committee Grand Duke Henri
2023 30 175th Anniversary of the Chamber of Deputies and the First Constitution Grand Duke Henri

References

  1. ^ In heraldry, directions are often described as they would appear to the bearer of a coat of arms, rather than as they would appear to the viewer. Therefore, coin descriptions will use "facing to the left" when it would appear to the layperson that the person depicted is facing to the right.
  2. ^ "Circulating Mintage quantities". Henning Agt. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  3. ^ "Produits numismatiques du Luxembourg - 2018" (PDF). bcl.lu. Banque Centrale de Luxembourg. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.