- Official issue to commemorate 75 years peace and freedom in Europe
- Festive packaging in two language versions
- Limited mintage of max. 50,000 issues
- Packed in a coincard with a Dutch front
- A wonderful souvenir for yourself or a nice gift to give
We celebrate 75 years of peace and freedom in Europe
From 1940 until 1945, the whole world was involved the Second World War. From 1944 onwards, the allies freed individual countries. The formal surrender of the occupier and with that the return of peace and freedom in Europe took place between 25 April 1945 and 15 August 1945, 75 years ago.
This was the motivation for the Royal Mint of Belgium to issue a 2.5 euro coin themed ‘75 years of peace and freedom in Europe’. The coin is minted in BU-quality and is issued in two language versions. On the coincard past and present are combined: the front depicts Europe illuminated by fireworks to celebrate 75 years of peace and freedom in Europe, the back shows Brussels shortly after the liberation on 4 September 1944.
The obverse shows a layered and enlarged number 75. The number is partly formed on the right side by the map of liberated Europe and at the bottom by peace doves and olive branches. On the far left the privy mark 40-45 (which also features on the 5 euro coin 75 year D-Day from 2019). Inscription: YEARS * PEACE AND FREEDOM IN EUROPE * 2020