New 2-euro commemorative coin on display in the Museum  Share

Isala Van Diest and Marie Popelin

The newest Belgian 2-euro commemorative coin is dedicated to Isala Van Diest (1842 – 1916) and Marie Popelin (1846 – 1913).

The coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day.

It features the effigies of Isala Van Diest, the first female Belgian medical doctor, and Marie Popelin, the first female Belgian lawyer above a semicircle formed by their names and the symbols of their professions on either side of the year 2011.

Centred above the effigies are the letters “BE”, flanked by the Mint master’s mark on the left and the mintmark on the right. The coin’s outer ring shows the 12 stars of the European Union. 

The coin is available to the public through the normal channels, including the counters of the National Bank of Belgium in Brussels or at one of its branches.