Belgium's euro coins were designed by Jan Alfons Keustermans, Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout. There are two series of coins in circulation. Both are valid.
The first series depicts King Albert II in the inner part of the coin, while the royal monogram − a capital “A” underneath a crown − among 12 stars, symbolising Europe, as well as the year of issuance appear in the outer part.
In 2008, Belgium slightly modified the design in order to comply with the European Commission's guidelines. The coins of the second series also show King Albert II, but the royal monogram and the year of issuance now appear in the inner part of the coin, as do the mint marks and the country code for Belgium, “BE”.