Fifth Republic (1958-date)
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
2 EUR = 2.38 USD
|Composition||Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .
100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War (Bleuet de France)
The design features the 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.
Le Bleuet de France, fleur de mémoire et de solidarité
1918 - 2018
Translation: Blue cornflower of France, the flower of memory and solidarity 1918-2018
A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.
Lettering: 2 EURO LL
Reeded with inscription
Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **
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.
Two varieties of the Obverse are known:
Die A – numeral 2 in date 2018 has single head.
Die B – numeral 2 in date 2018 has double head.
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