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2 Euro Astérix

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

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.16 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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

The 60th anniversary of Asterix

Obverse

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 a 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.
The design represents Asterix in profile wearing his famous winged helmet. He is surrounded by laurels and Roman inscriptions referring to his 60 years. At the top is the inscription ‘ASTERIX’ and underneath the indication of the issuing country ‘RF’ (standing for République Française). The year of issuance ‘2019’ is inscribed at the bottom, together with the French mintmark and mintmaster mark.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
ASTERIX
RF
LX ANS 2019 MMXIX

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

Monnaie de Paris, Pessac, France

Comments



coincards
 OBELIX,
ASTERIX-OBELIX,
ASTERIX-IDEFIX

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2019  10,000 21.65 14% (fr) BE
2019  300,000 13.64 13.64 16.23 93% (fr) Coincard BU

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