Denomination –   1 Cent (0,01 Euro)
Country –  Belgium
Year –  1999
Head Of State – King Albert II of Belgium
Mint – Royal Belgian Mint (Monnaie Royale de Belgique)
Obverse – The Belgian euro coins feature only a single design for all eight coins: the portrait or effigy of King Albert II of Belgium and his royal monogram (a capital ‘A’ underneath a crown). Also part of the design are the 12 stars of the EU and the year of imprint.
Albert II (Albert Felix Humbert Theodore Chretien Eugene Marie) was born on June 6, 1934. He is the current King of the Belgians and a constitutional monarch, member of the former ducal house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Reverse – Globe in the bottom left. The (initial design:2002) then-fifteen members of the EU are lightly highlighted . Six fine lines cut diagonally behind the globe from each side of the coin and have twelve stars at their ends (reflective of the flags of Europe). To the top left is a large number 1 followed, in smaller text, by the words “Euro Cent”. The designers initials, LL, appear to the right of the globe.
Metal – 94,35% Steel – 5,65% Copper
Condition – Uncirculated
Creator – Obverse: Jan Alfons Keustermans (Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout) – Reverse : Luc Lyucx
Catalogue – KM#224
Edge – Plain
Mintage – 235,200,000
Diameter  –  16,20 mm
Weight – 2,27 gr
Interesting Facts –  In Belgium, the euro was introduced in 2002. However, the first sets of coins were minted, as preparation, in 1999. Hence the first euro coins of Belgium have minted the year 1999 instead of 2002. Exchange rate established at €1 = 40.3399 BEF on 31 December 1998
Participation yielded upon Euro adoption.This design was amended in 2008 to comply with a recent European Central Bank regulation, which states, in part, ‘The national sides of all denominations of the euro circulation coins should bear an indication of the issuing Member State by means of the Member State’s name or an abbreviation of it.’.
Approx. Value –0,19 $(Unc) (as of January 2012)