This brass €2.5 coin, celebrates the fifth anniversary of Belgian beer culture being recognized by the United Nations as an “intangible heritage.”
Besides tangible heritage items, such as monuments or buildings, intangible heritage can include customs and rituals, but also a specific expression of a skill that a country is known for. Thus, five years ago, Belgian beer culture was added to UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The Royal Mint of Belgium enlisted the Royal Dutch Mint to strike the Brilliant Uncirculated €2.5 coin, which is legal tender in Belgium but not intended to circulate.
The obverse of the coin, by Iris Bruijns, shows various beer glasses for different styles of beer, against a map of the country, with legends noting the anniversary.
The reverse of the coin shows a map of Europe, the denomination, the year of issue, and the nation’s name in three official languages – French, Flemish, and German.
It weighs 10.5 grams and is 25.65 millimeters in diameter.
The coin is presented in a colorful coin card, with either French or Flemish language. In total, 20,000 cards were made, split between the two language versions.
Selection of language on the coin is of our choice.
An additional 7,500 proof quality coins will be included in the annual FDC (Proof) set. Please contact us if you would like to reserve one in advance.