2 Euros French Presidency of the European Union

Features

Issuer France
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2008
Value 2 Euros
2 EUR = USD 2.17
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
3561
References KM# 1459,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 951,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Gad# 10 (Ed.2019)
Francesco Pastrone; 2021. Monnaies francaises, 1789-2021 (25th edition). Éditions Victor Gadoury, Monaco.

Commemorative issue

French Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Obverse

The coin is inscribed as follows: ‘2008 PRÉSIDENCE FRANÇAISE UNION EUROPÉENNE RF’. The mint mark and the mintmaster's mark are located below, to the left and the right respectively. The twelve stars of the European Union are shown on the outer ring.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2008 PRÉSIDENCE FRANÇAISE UNION EUROPÉENNE
RF

Unabridged legend: République française

Translation:
French Presidency to the European Union
2008

Designer: Philippe Starck Read more on Wikipedia

Philippe Starck is a French designer known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design including furniture and objects that have a simple but inventive structures.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx Read more on Wikipedia

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 Euros (French Presidency of the European Union) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Mintmark of Monnaie de Paris Monnaie de Paris, Paris (and Pessac starting 1973), France (864-date)

Mark

Hunting horn Hubert Larivière, Head of the engraving department, Monnaie de Paris (2003-2011)

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2008  Hunting horn 20 064 000 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 3.60 97%
2008  Hunting horn 10 936 $ 21 1.4% In BU sets; 10,936 made out of the 20,000 forecasted
2008  Hunting horn 10 000 $ 24 1.3% Proof

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