Belgian Gold ECU Coin Issues
ECU - EMU - Euro
The écu was a historic coin type in Europe, and when the EEC or European
Economic Community was moving towards a single currency, the ECU was devised as
the first European currency unit . Because its initials E.C.U. formed the
acronym ECU, this was a rather neat name for the new unit. A few countries
issued ECU coins, as pattern or commemorative issues, including Belgium. E.M.U.
stands for European Monetary Union. Later the E.E.C. changed to the E.C. and
still later to the E.U. Eventually the Euro came into existence, but the ECU
was one of its ancestors.
Belgian Gold ECU Issues
Belgium has issued ECU denominated coins in five different denomination, 10,
20, 25, 50, and 100 ECUs, and on about a dozen different occasions.
We have illustrated a 50 ECU gold proof coin from 1995. This was to commemorate
the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations in 1945.
The obverse has a three-quarters facing portrait which we believe is King
Albert II, with the inscriptions: 50 ECU 1995 Belgique - België - Belgien.
The reverse shows the United Nations logo and the inscriptions: 50 1945 1995.
the edge is plain.
50 Ecus (1987)||29||17.28||.900||0.500
50 Ecus (1995)||29||15.55||.999||0.500
Notes on Table
Weight = Weight in grams.
Gold Content = Fine gold content in troy ounces.
Prices & Availability
Please contact us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
1987||50 Ecus||30th Anniversaries Treaties of Rome||about Unc||1,502,000||Ask
1989||100 Ecus||Maria Theresa||about Unc||50,000||Ask
1995||50 Ecus||United Nations 50th Anniversary||Proof, about FDC||2,500||Yes
1995 United Nations 50 ECU
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping by Fedex $40 per order
Belgian Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Belgium, please look at our original Chard Coins
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise,
including Belgian gold coins, whether listed on this page or not. If you have
any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal
Obverse of 1995 Belgian Gold 50 ECU
Reverse of 1995 Belgian Gold 50 ECU
Obverse of 1989 Belgian Gold 100 ECU
Reverse of 1989 Belgian Gold 100 ECU