Luxembourg Starter Kit 2002

Obverse of Luxembourg Starter Kit 2002
Details The Luxembourgish Starter Kit was priced at LUF 500. Because Belgium and Luxembourg were already in a pre-existing currency union, apart from the different text on the bag and the different national side, the Starter Kits of the two countries are exactly the same, including 29 coins:

Coin included in the Luxembourgish Starter Kit: 2 x 1 cent, 4 x 2 cents, 4 x 5 cents, 5 x 10 cents, 3 x 20 cents, 4 x 50 cents, 5 x 1 euro, 2 x 2 euros

Luxembourg euro coins feature three different designs, though they all contain the portrait or effigy of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg. The Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg appears on the coins facing to the left. He was not featured on the Luxembourgish franc as he only became Grand Duke in 2000 following the abdication of his father, Jean. Jean's portrait on the francs showed him facing to the right and it is common in a number of countries for successive monarchs to alternate the direction they faced on coins. Other euro coins issued by member states which are monarchies show their monarchs facing to the left, in common with the effigy on their legacy currencies. The designs, by Yvette Gastauer-Claire, also contain the 12 stars of the EU flag, the year of imprint and the name of the country in the Luxembourgish language: Letzebuerg.
Mintage 600,000 pieces
Issue price 12.40 euros

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