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2 Euro Speech of June 18th 1940

2 Euro (Speech of June 18th 1940) -  obverse2 Euro (Speech of June 18th 1940) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2010
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.35 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1676,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
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Gad# 12 (Ed.2019)
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Commemorative issue

DeGaulle's Radio Speech on June 18th, 1940 - 70th Anniversary of the Appeal of June 18

Obverse

The coin commemorates the 70th anniversary of the appeal (“Appel du 18 juin”) made by General de Gaulle – the leader of the Free French Forces – on the BBC in London on 18 June 1940, after the fall of France. Addressing the French people, de Gaulle declared that the war was not yet over. The speech is considered to mark the birth of the French Resistance and the beginning of its fight against the occupation of France during World War II. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
2010
70 ANS APPEL 18 JUIN
RF

Translation:
2010
70 Years of the Appeal on 18th June
RF

Engraver: Nicolas Cozon

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro (Speech of June 18th 1940) -  obverse

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Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

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2010  19,970,000 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.78 3.52 98%
2010  20,000 20.77 2% In Sets only
2010  10,000 29.36 1.4% Proof

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