5 euro: Hélène Dutrieu
Series: Belgium: Silver 5 euro coins
The Royal Mint of Belgium issues a coin to honor Hélène Dutrieu, the first female Belgian pilot who died in 1961, 50 years ago. Besides being a pilot Hélène Dutrieu excelled in cycling and motocycling. A daredevil is every sense of the word. The coins are packed in an innovative transparent box, that adds an aesthetic dimension to the coin’s design.