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In 2017, Luxembourg is going to issue a 2 euro commemorative coin for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Grand Duke William III. The coin will depict a large portrait of Grand Duke William III facing 3/4 left and a small portrait of Grand Duke Henri facing 3/4 left.



William III was not only Grand Duke of Luxembourg but also King of the Netherlands so it is possible that the Netherlands will also issue a coin for this occasion.

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Re: Luxembourg 2017: 200th anniversary of the birth of Grand Duke William III
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 10:35:27 PM »
Larger image of the design now added to the first post.

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Re: Luxembourg 2017: 200th anniversary of the birth of Grand Duke William III
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 07:54:56 PM »
Thanks! In this case the added portrait of the current grand duke makes some sense at least. :)

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Luxembourg 2017: 200th anniversary of the birth of Grand Duke William III
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 04:19:20 AM »
Only 300,000 coins will be minted, just like the first €2 commemorative of 2017. Just received an 'offer' to buy it 'only' for €5.50... ::)

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Re: Luxembourg 2017: 200th anniversary of the birth of Grand Duke William III
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 08:14:32 PM »
This must be the first commemorative ever for Willem III, who doubled as king of the Netherlands. He was a highly unpleasant person whose foreign policy initiatives (one of them was trying to sell Luxembourg to the German empire) were dangerous and de-stabilising. He was a living advertisement for a return to a Dutch republic.

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Re: Luxembourg 2017: 200th anniversary of the birth of Grand Duke William III
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 10:50:39 AM »
Now you can buy rolls of the commemorative €2 coins (minted in Utrecht) which are a little less expensive per piece: One roll of 25 coins costs 58 euro. The central bank (43 avenue Monterey) will start selling them at 10.30 h on Thursday, but you can also order them online. Image: BCL.

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