In January 2002 in Moselle, in a few days, we found ourselves with euro coins from Luxembourg, Germany or even Belgium.
It was a small Moselle privilege since in the departments far from the borders, it was necessary to wait much longer to see what the coins of the other countries apply to.
With us, the pieces from Luxembourg or Germany are a bit like ours!
But do you know their different meanings?
In Luxembourg, it’s not complicated, all the pieces bear the effigy of the Grand Duke Henri.
He has been in office since October 7, 2000.
For 20 years, Luxembourg’s euro coins have not budged.
It should be noted that Luxembourg does not manufacture its currency, it has it minted by the Netherlands (a few years ago, it was Finland and France which minted Luxembourg’s currency).
In Germany, the symbols are more varied.
— On cent coins, we see an oak branch made up of 5 leaves and two glands.
It is a nod to the old German mark whose pfennig (cents, it took a hundred pfennig to make a mark) already bore this symbol.
The Germans had a lot of trouble dropping their brand, finding this symbol made them very happy.
Oak symbolizes strength.
— On the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins, we see the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
The French tend to believe that the Brandenburg Gate is the equivalent of the Eiffel Tower for the Germans.
It’s more than that: it’s a symbol of German reunification since at the time of the Berlin Wall, the wall passed right in front of the door and when the wall fell, many historical photos were taken in front of it. the monument.
This is a very important image for all Germans.
— On the 1 or 2 euro coins, it is an eagle… a classic image since it is already on the branded coins and it has been one of the national symbols of Germany for centuries.
The euro eagle is simply modernized and on the €2 coins, there is an indication on the edge: EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT
Unity justice and freedom, it’s part of the words of the German anthem.
In Belgium, on all coins, it is King Albert II.
He abdicated in July 2013 due to health problems but he is still very popular with Belgians today… it is for this reason that his head still adorns Belgian coins.