The coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, which is celebrated on 8 March as a major day of global celebration of women. The inner part of the coin depicts the effigies of Isala Van Diest, the first female Belgian medical doctor, and of Marie Popelin, the first female Belgian lawyer. Their names and professional symbols are shown underneath on either side of the year 2011. Above their effigies, the Mint master mark and the mintmark are shown on either side of the reference to their nationality "BE". The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag.
Subject of commemoration
100th anniversary of the International Women's Day
Date of issue