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A piece of Luxembourg history on limited edition coins
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A piece of Luxembourg history on limited edition coins

21.07.2015 From our online archive
The Luxembourg Central Bank this week is set to release two limited edition five-euro coins, with one featuring the Brandenbourg Castle and the other the Congress of Vienna in celebration of its 200th anniversary.

(MH) The Luxembourg Central Bank this week is set to release two limited edition five-euro coins, with one featuring the Brandenbourg Castle and the other the Congress of Vienna in celebration of its 200th anniversary.

As part of a nine-piece collection, the Brandenbourg castle is the seventh national castle to be featured on a limited coin edition. The stone ruins date back to the 13th Century, with the castle expanded in the following centuries. It was inhabited until the mid-1700s but then abandoned. The ruin is partially accessible to the public.

While one side of the coin features the castle and its coat of arms, the other side shows a portrait of Grand Duke Henri by Luxembourg artist Yvette Gastauer-Claire.

With a total of 3,000 copies, the coin is available for 85 euros.

The second five-euro coin celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna that marked a turning point in national history, with Luxembourg becoming a separate political entity and being established as a Grand Duchy in 1815.

While also featuring the Grand Duke's portrait, the coin also shows a painting of the political decision-makers present at the final act of the congress.

The coin is part of a limited edition of 2,500 copies and is available for 75 euros.

The coins will be available for purchase starting July 23 from BCL in 43 Avenue Montery (Monday to Friday 10.30am–4pm) or from the bank's eshop. They can also be ordered via phone (+352 4774-4994) or e-mail (coins@bcl.lu).