2 Euro Pink ribbon

2 Euro (Pink ribbon) -  obverse2 Euro (Pink ribbon) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.09
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel centre in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 122799
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 2363,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Gad# 26 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2019. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2019 (24th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Commemorative issue

25th anniversary of the pink ribbon, symbol of the fight against breast cancer

Obverse

A woman's bust symbolically protected by a hand and the ribbon surrounded, at the right side, by the inscription '25e ANNIVERSAIRE DU RUBAN ROSE' and the years'1992 - 2017' to the right along with the indication of the issuing country 'RF' and the mintmark. The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
25e ANNIVERSAIRE DU RUBAN ROSE
1992
2017
RF

Translation:
25th Anniversary of the Pink Ribbon
1992
2017
RF

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 (Pink ribbon) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France (1973-date)

Comments

Since the 1990s, the fight against breast cancer has been a major cause around the world. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon, an iconic symbol of this fight, Monnaie de Paris has decided to support this cause. For nearly 15 years, a pink ribbon prize has been presented every year to support research efforts and innovation.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  10 000 000 $ 2.09 $ 2.09 $ 2.09 $ 2.09 $ 2.09 $ 2.40 $ 3.13

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