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2 euro FRANCE (2011) 30 Years of World Music Day

2 euro 2011 - 30 Years of World Music Day - coins of France
2 euro 2011 - 30 Years of World Music Day - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
below the coin centre laughing musicians and dancers; in their figures concave letters: RF (RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE - French Republic); above the logo of Music Day (in three lines: FÊTE DE LA / MUSIQUE / 21 JUIN - festival of music - 21 June); below year of issue 2011; along the top edge: 30e ANNIVERSAIRE (30th anniversary); at the edge a ring of twelve five-pointed stars - symbol of the European Union
reverse:
left from the coin centre face value: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
edge:
reeded with concave inscription: edge of French 2 euro coins
issue date:
21 VI 2011
withdrawal date:
in circulation
designer:
???, Luc Luycx (initials LL below letter O in EURO in the reverse)
mint:
Paris Mint mark La Monnaie de Paris (The Paris Mint), Pessac (mint mark before year of issue in the obverse, after year of issue privy mark of mint's director Yves Sampo - rosette)
mintage:
2011 20 000 000 + 20 000 in boxed commemorative sets
mint marks:
Privy marks of the general engravers of the Mint of Paris, which can be found on French coins produced after 1944:
Lucien Bazor 1931-1958 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint wing
Raymond Joly 1958-1974 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint owl
Emile Rousseau 1974-1994 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint dolphin
Pierre Rodier 1994-2000 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint bee
Gérard Buquoy 2001-2002 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint horseshoe
Serge Levet 2003 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint heart
Hubert Larivière 2004-2010 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint horn
Yves Sampo from 2011 privy mark of the engraver of the Paris Mint rosette
interesting facts:
French commemorative coin of 2 euro from 2011 was promoting the celebration of the 30th Music Festival (in French Fête de la Musique). The Music Day was announced for the first time on 21 June, 1982 by the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang, who invited his countrymen to take music out to the streets on the astronomical beginning of summer. Amateur and professional musicians responded to the call and since then every year on June 21 streets were filling with music. The Music Festival has become international, and today the tradition is cultivated in 100 countries around the world. The French name of the celebration is a homophone of the phrase "Faites de la musique" which means literally "Make Music".

Logo of the World Music Day.

Logo of the World Music Day
last update: 20 XI 2013

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