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2 Euro François Mitterrand

2 Euro (François Mitterrand) -  obverse 2 Euro (François Mitterrand) -  reverse

Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.25 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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# 2281, Schön# 1579
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the birth of François Mitterrand

Obverse

The design shows a profile of a pensive François Mitterrand. Adjacent is his personal emblem of a half oak/half olive tree. Above are the dates marking the centenary of his birth ('1916' and '2016') and his name. At the bottom, the indication of the issuing country 'RF'.

Lettering:
1916 FRANÇOIS MITTERRAND
2016
RF

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 (François Mitterrand)

© 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 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.25 3.27 3.26
2016  10,000 19.76 (fr) BE
2016  10,000 11.23 (fr) BU

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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