Centennial of the Birth of Georges Simenon
Although his most famous character, Detective Inspector Maigret was from Paris, Simenon was one of most famous Belgian authors of the 20th century. He wrote over 200 novels, most translated into dozens of languages and over fifty adapted for television and the large screen. Among his most famous works, two, My Friend Maigret (1949) and Maigret in Court (1960) were named to the list of the hundred best crime novels. For his work particularly on police novels
He is shown on the obverse of the coin smoking his ubiquitous pipe.
Designer: Luc Luycx
Diameter: 33 mm
Weight: 18.75 g
Metal: 925 silver