HASSELT – B. Valentinus Paquay

Jean-Louis Paquay, better known as father Valentinus Paquay or the ‘ Heilig paterke ‘, was born in Tongeren on 17 November 1828. He entered at the Franciscans and exercised during 50 years its priestly ministry in Hasselt. He died on 1 January 1905. His popularity had been generated for its gave of prophecy and his astonishing knowledge of the conscience situation of its confessants. The process of its canonization was immediately started after its dead. In 1926, his body was laid in a burial chamber especially built for him. The burial chamber is linked with a museum, where visitors can find all kinds of objects from his parental house and from his cloistral existence.

Release Dates

2003 (2), 2012, 2013, 2018, 2021


  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: HASSELT
  • Country: Belgium
  • Available: yes
  • Location: HASSELT, Belgium