Coincard Francaise 2 Euro Belgique 2017 Université de Liège

French Coincard of 2 Euro Commemorative Belgium 2021 on the theme of the Belgian Economic Union

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After the First World War, Belgium and Luxembourg created the Belgian Economic Union, abbreviated BLEU, as a customs union, with the association of Belgian and Luxembourg francs as one of the most important measures. The exchange rates for the two currencies were the same since the end of the Second World War until their replacement by the euro in 2002.

The EUBL Treaty was signed on 25 July 1921 in Brussels. On 23 May 1935, the EUBL Treaty was supplemented by three other treaties, which were themselves amended in 1963: (a) the Treaty on Financial and Monetary Affairs; (b) the agreement establishing a common regime for the regulation of imports, exports and transit; (c) the treaty establishing a community of special income for alcohol abuse.

A new EUBL agreement was signed in 2002, published in the Belgian Monitor on 6 January 2005. The new text aims to align the provisions of the EUBL with those of the European Union, but also to take into account the new division of competence in the Belgian Federal State. This new treaty was co-signed by the three Belgian regions. It also broadens the scope of belgo-Luxembourg cooperation beyond the economic objective, providing for enhanced cooperation within international institutions and intensifying relations in the areas of development assistance, defence and peacekeeping.

In honour of this lasting and peaceful alliance, the Royal Mint of Belgium has released a new piece of 2 euros. The 2-euro coin shows a double portrait of King Philippe I of Belgium and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. They look at the contours of Belgium and Luxembourg, the allies of the Belgian Economic Union. The coin is packed in an international currency card emphasizing the connection of the two countries through the 100-year alliance.

Very limited edition 150 000 copies


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