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2 Euro Birth of Abbé Pierre

Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2012
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.17 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# 1894,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 1238
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Birth of Abbé Pierre

Obverse

The inner part of the coin shows a portrait of Abbé Pierre wearing his well-known beret, positioned slightly off-centre to the left, and the logo of the foundation that bears his name to the right, including micro-lettering with the question “Et les autres?”, his favourite words to remind us that we should never forget to help others. The inscription “Centenaire de la naissance de l’abbé Pierre” forms an arch around the portrait along the edge of the coin’s inner part, flanked by the horn of plenty (mintmark of Monnaie de Paris) and the letters “RF” to denote the issuing country on the left and the “fleurette” (hallmark of the engraving workshop) on the right. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
Centenaire de la naissance de l'abbé Pierre
RF
ET LES AUTRES?...
2012

Engraver: Yves Sampo

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 (Birth of Abbé Pierre) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012  1,000,000 2.17 2.17 2.93 4.34 4.88 97%
2012  10,000 3% In Sets only
2012  10,000 22.82 3% Proof

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