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2 Euro Music Day

2 Euro (Music Day) -  obverse2 Euro (Music Day) -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2011
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 ↑↑
References KM# 1789,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 1145
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

30th Anniversary of International Music Day

Obverse

The inner part of the coin shows a cheerful crowd, with a stylised image of a musical instrument and notes floating in the air, denoting the atmosphere of celebration on the Day of Music, which has been celebrated every summer solstice in France since 1981. The words "Fête de la MUSIQUE" and the date "21 JUIN 2011" appear at the centre of the drawing. Along the upper edge, towards the right, are the words "30 e ANNIVERSAIRE", while the letters "RF" designate the country of issue at the bottom. The 12 stars of the European Union are depicted on the coin’s outer ring.

Lettering:
30e ANNIVERSAIRE
Fête de la MUSIQUE
21 JUIN 2011
RF

Engraver: Fabienne Courtiade

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

Finely ribbed with edge lettering: three times the sequence "2 * *" upright and the sequence "* * 2" inverted

Lettering: 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 ** 2 **

2 Euro (Music Day) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Monnaie de Paris, Pessac, France

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2011  10,000,000 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.18 3.25 3.25 98%
2011  6,758 1.9% In Sets only
2011  7,646 21.65 1.8% Proof

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