2 Euro Astérix

2 Euro (Astérix) -  obverse2 Euro (Astérix) -  reverse

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Features

Country France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.38 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# 29 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2017. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2017 (23rd edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco. ISBN 9782906602465 .

Commemorative issue

The 60th anniversary of Asterix

Obverse

Asterix surrounded by laurels and Roman inscriptions referring to 60 years of the series. The inscription "ASTERIX" is above along with the monogram is the issuing country below. The date is at the bottom along with the mintmark and mintmaster mark. The outer ring has the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
ASTERIX
RF
LX ANS 2019 MMXIX

Translation:
Asterix
RF
60 Years 2019 2019

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

Comments



The 300,000 copies in coincards were distributed as follows:
- 100,000 Idéfix copies
- 100,000 Obelix copies
- 100,000 Astérix copies

For 60 years, Asterix has been a true icon of the French culture. Created in 1959 by scenarist René Goscinny and cartoonist Albert Uderzo, this character embodies the Frenchman with his smartness and sharpness through the Gallic identity. Apart from its artistic line, depicting contemporary society with humour has brought Asterix great international fame for many years. Since its inception, it has been translated into all the languages of the European Union meeting a huge success. The reputation of Asterix is for example as strong in Germany as in France. It has also been very well established in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Scandinavia for many years. Beyond the French icon, Asterix has become a true figure of the European 9th art.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2019  300,000 16.68 17.87 92% Coincard BU
2019  10,000 11.91 25.58 15% Proof

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