12.5 euro - King Albert II.
Series: Belgium - Belgian Royal Dynasty
In 2006 The Royal Mint of Belgium introduced the 12 ½ Euro coin on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the Royal Dynasty. With the coin of our King Albert II the series reaches the end.
Albert II (born 6 June 1934) is the current King of the Belgians and a constitutional monarch. He is a member of the royal house "of Belgium"; formerly this house was named Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He is the second son of the late King Leopold III (1901–1983) and his first wife, Princess Astrid of Sweden (1905–1935). He ascended to the throne in 1993, upon the death of his older brother, Baudouin. His godparents were Prince Felix of Luxembourg and his paternal grandmother, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. He is the first cousin of King Harald V of Norway , Princess Astrid of Norway, and Princess Ragnhild of Norway.Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000 Impressive in size, scope and detail unparalleled in the market, the 2020 Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, provides the most compelling and complete catalog to 20th Century coins in the world. shop now Purchasing this product will support this website.