- Official issue in recognition of outstanding commitment for care during the covid pandemic
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 coins
- In the highest quality Proof
- Delivered in luxury case including a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Never in the history of Belgian numismatics a whole profession has been honored with a commemorative coin. The Royal Mint of Belgium will issue a unique 2 euro coin, in appreciation of the exceptional efforts of healthcare workers during the covid-pandemic.
Tribute to healthcare
Before March 2020 words like ‘Covid Safe Ticket’ (CST) and ‘coronabarometer’ did not even exist, quarantine and self-isolation were seen as exotic and face masks were only used for medical reasons. Now, 2 years later, everything is different…
In Belgium, the numbers from April 2022 show that approximately 3.9 million corona infections were reported since March 2020. Around 116,700 of those were hospitalized, while circa 30,800 people sadly passed away. Healthcare workers have been extremely important in these times. They committed to caring every day and giving good health care in busy periods. Therefore they have been a great support to us all.
Special coin for healthcare workers
The BU-version in coincard is a true honor to all healthcare workers. This is illustrated on the packaging through a graphic display of caring hands and hearts.
On the left side of the coin itself you can read the text ‘DANKE – MERCI – DANK U’. Also healthcare-elements are shown, like a stethoscope, a heart monitor, a syringe, the symbol of a wheelchair and a mortar with pestle. On the right there is a healthcare staff member pictured with a face mask and beside that two letters LL (the initials of designer Luc Luycx). On the bottom you can see the year date 2022, the country designation BE, the privy mark (the coat of arms of Herzele) and the mint mark of the Royal Dutch Mint (Mercury staff).
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