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‘Thank you, merci, danke’: 2 million euro coins in circulation to thank the care sector (Ghent)

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‘Thank you, thank you, thank you’. This is stated on the latest 2 euro coins that were launched on Wednesday at UZ Gent to pay tribute to the care providers. The coin is widely circulated.

Bert StaesBron: Belgian

Wednesday 11 May 2022 at 11:56

It was Minister of Finance Vincent Van Peteghem (CD&V) who came to launch the first ‘2 euros for healthcare’ at UZ Gent on Wednesday. With the new 2 euro piece, they want to pay tribute to the many caregivers who went to the extreme during the corona pandemic.

The new coins show a healthcare worker with a mouth mask next to a collage that includes a wheelchair, an injection needle and a stethoscope. Flanked by the inscription ‘Danke, Merci, Dank U’. On the reverse is the value of the piece, 2 euros, as it is on the other coins.

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There is a real chance that you will soon be carrying one in your wallet or pocket: the new 2 euro pieces will be put into circulation en masse. “We will very exceptionally put 2 million coins into circulation,” says Van Peteghem. From the end of the summer, the coins will actually come into circulation, depending on the demand for 2 euro pieces, all two million copies will then come into circulation.

“The physical and mental commitment that our healthcare sector has shown in particularly difficult circumstances is exceptional. They have been on the front lines for years to protect and support our society. With this commemorative coin, we want to thank our heroes of care and keep their efforts in lasting memory.”

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