Thursday, February 6, 2014

Belgium 10 & 50 euro 2014 - Adolphe Sax

New silver and gold collectors issues:

'European Musicians: Adolphe Sax'

Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax (1814-1894) was a Belgian musical instrument designer and musician who played the flute and clarinet, and is well known for having invented the saxophone.

The silver 10 euro showing young Adolphe:

The golden 50 euro showing old Adolphe:

Picture of the beautiful city of Dinant, where he was born:

This year's Belgian EUROPA CEPT stamp will also be dedicated to him, for his 200th Birth Anniversary. It will be a very nice souvenir sheet with two stamps:

(news and coin images from
(biographical information by Wikipedia)

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