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2 Euro Simone Veil

2 Euro (Simone Veil) -  obverse2 Euro (Simone Veil) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2018
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 Gad# 27 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .

Commemorative issue

Simone Veil

Obverse

The design displays a portrait of Simone Veil, an icon in the combat for women’s rights.
Simone Veil, born Jacob, left us in June 2017 at the age of 89. After surviving deportation to Auschwitz, she went on
to become one of the most important actors in Europe’s building. She was the first elected president of the European
Parliament from 1979 to 1982. She symbolizes the depenalization of abortion she fought for with the law bearing her
name voted in 1975. In 2008, she is elected at the French Academy.
Her deportation registration number appears on her collar. The background depicts the European Parliament on which
her name, key dates, indication of the country ‘RF’, year of issuance ‘2018’ and the mintmarks are inscribed.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
SIMONE VEIL
1927-2017
1975
78651
RF
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 **

Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2018  15,000,000 2.35 2.35 2.35 2.35 3.23 3.53 96%
2018  11,000 11.76 6% BU
2018  10,000 23.52 3% Proof

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