2 Euro General Charles de Gaulle

2 Euro (General Charles de Gaulle) -  obverse2 Euro (General Charles de Gaulle) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2020
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.32
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 ↑↑
Number N# 192990
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Obverse

The design represents two profiles of Charles de Gaulle at two different times. The profile in the background shows Charles de Gaulle in army general is uniform during the call to arms of the 18th June 1940 or during the liberation of Paris. The profile in the foreground represents Charles de Gaulle during his second presidential term of office. Finally, the mention RF is semi-integrated in a Lorraine cross, symbol of free France chosen by General de Gaulle in 1940. His dates of birth and death as well as the year date are also inscribed in the Lorraine cross.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
1890
1970
2020
RF
Charles de Gaulle

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

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 **

2 Euro (General Charles de Gaulle) -  obverse

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Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France

Comments

The number of circulation coins being struck (18,061,940 coins) was not chosen by chance. Split by groups of 2, then 2, then 4 digits, this number makes 18/06/1940 which is the date of the famous call to arms of the 18th June broadcast from London.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020  18 061 940 $ 2.32 $ 2.32 $ 2.32 $ 2.78 $ 3.48 96%
2020  11 000 $ 12 5% (fr) BU
2020  10 000 $ 23 4% Proof

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