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2 Euro Bleuet de France; Colored

Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 2 Euro (2 EUR)
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 ↑↑
Demonetized Yes

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War (Bleuet de France)

Obverse

The design features the colored cornflower in the center of the coin. It is surrounded by the words ‘Le Bleuet de France, fleur de mémoire et de solidarité’ (Bleuet of France, flower of remembrance and solidarity). The dates ‘1918-2018’ as well as the letters RF for République Française (French Republic) and the mint marks are also included in the design.

Lettering:
Le Bleuet de France, fleur de mémoire et de solidarité
R F
1918 - 2018

Translation: Blue cornflower of France, the flower of memory and solidarity 1918-2018

Engraver: Joaquin Jimenez

Joaquin Jimenez, born on October 23, 1956, is an engraver of coins and medals. He is a creator for the mints of several countries, including France.

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 **

Comments

For 100 years, the cornflower (Bleuet de France) has been the flower of remembrance and solidarity in France. It started as a means of helping injured veterans of the First World War, but before long had been adopted by the whole French nation as a symbol of gratitude for the sacrifices the soldiers had made to defend their country and their ideals.

Today, as in the past, the cornflower still provides moral and financial support to veterans and victims of wars past and present and to victims of terrorism.

It also helps pass on to young people standards and values such as respect, peace and tolerance. This flower of remembrance honors all those who fought and are still fighting for our freedom today.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2018  10,000 21.82 53% (fr) BE
2018  10,000 12.00 64% (fr) BU

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