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2 Euro François Mitterrand

Features

Country France - Modern
Period Fifth Republic (1958-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.16 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# 2281,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 1579
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 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

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) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

Monnaie de Paris, Pessac, France

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 Frequency
2016  9,980,000 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.38 3.25 97%
2016  10,000 20.56 1.7% (fr) BE
2016  10,000 10.82 4% (fr) BU

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