- In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
- Tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom
- Strictly limited edition of maximum 5,000 coins world wide
- Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity in luxury case
Four years after the Armistice, on 11 November 1922, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is inaugurated by King Albert. The remains reburied for this ceremony were chosen at random by a blind war veteran from Bruges from five no longer identifiable bodies of fallen Belgian soldiers. The unknown soldier was buried at the foot of the Congress Column, a symbol of independent and monarchist Belgium. The monument will become a memorial to all those who gave their lives for our freedom.
An official commemoration is held annually on 11 November. During important state visits, the King or delegates also lay a wreath together.
This year, the memorial celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The coin depicts the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with eternal flame at the foot of the Congress Column in Brussels. The monument is flanked by laurel branches, symbolising peace, victory, glory and valour, and the dates '1922 2022'. Circular text: 'GRAF van de ONBEKENDE SOLDAAT' and 'TOMBE du SOLDAT INCONNU', bottom left the initials IB of designer Iris Bruijns.
The reverse shows King Philip en profile to the right, his monogram and '2022' in an eleven-corner shape. In the outer ring: the country name in the three official languages, the mintmark, the inscription '10 EURO', the mintmaster's mark and the initials LL of designer Luc Luycx.
|Designer||Iris Bruijns (obvers) Luc Luycx (reverse)|