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2 Euro EURO 2016 Football Championship

2 Euro (EURO 2016 Football Championship) -  obverse 2 Euro (EURO 2016 Football Championship) -  reverse

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Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.22 USD
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 Schön# 1578
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

EURO 2016 Football Championship

Obverse

The European Football Championship 2016 will be held in France between 10 June and 10 July. It will be the fifteenth European tournament, where 24 national teams will be competing. The design shows, among other figures, a football and the trophy of the European Cup in relief.

Lettering:
UEFA EURO 2016 FRANCE
RF

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 facial 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

Reeded with inscription: combination of the number "2" and two stars, repeated six times alternately upright and inverted

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

2 Euro (EURO 2016 Football Championship)

© Cyrillius

Comments

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  9,980,000 2.22 2.22 2.33 2.22 2.22 3.17 3.40
2016  10,000 11.09 (fr) BU
2016  10,000 19.97 Proof

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