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2 Euro Pierre de Coubertin

2 Euro (Pierre de Coubertin) -  obverse2 Euro (Pierre de Coubertin) -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2013
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# 2102,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 1335
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of the Birth of Pierre de Coubertin

Obverse

The inner part of the coin shows a portrait of Pierre de Coubertin at a young age, set slightly off-centre to the right, with stylised Olympic rings in the background. They provide the framework for silhouettes symbolising the Olympic sports. To the left of the portrait, the letters “RF”, denoting the issuing country, are given above the year of issue “2013”. The name “PIERRE DE COUBERTIN” is inscribed along the top edge of the inner part of the coin. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
PIERRE DE COUBERTIN
RF 2013

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

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.
The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

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

2 Euro (Pierre de Coubertin) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Monnaie de Paris, Pessac, France

Comments

Pierre de Coubertin was initiator of the revival of the Olympic Games and first president of the International Olympic Committee.

There are 2 different types of edges A and B depending on the specific star, more about: http://www.amisdeleuro.org/fr/121

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2013  1,000,000 2.17 3.25 3.25 3.80 97%
2013  7,611 10.85 4% In Sets only
2013  6,677 23.54 3% Proof

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