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2 euro FRANCE (2013) Pierre de Coubertin

2 euro 2013 Pierre de Coubertin - coins of France
2 euro 2013 Pierre de Coubertin - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
25.75 mm 8.5 g 2.22 mm Cu75Ni25/Cu75Zn20Ni5
obverse:
on the right side a bust of Baron de Coubertin en face; on the left olympic rings; in four of the rings there are figurines of various athletes, in the fith one in two lines: RF / 2013 (RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE - French Republic and year of issue); along the top edge: PIERRE DE COUBERTIN; 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:
3 VI 2013
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 below year of issue in the obverse, between de Coubertin's neck and right edge of the obverse privy mark of mint's director Yves Sampo - rosette)
mintage:
2013 1 000 000 + 10 000 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:
This commemorative coin of 2 euro from 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of birth of Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937). De Coubertin was a French baron, historian and educator. He founded the International Olympic Committee and initiated the idea of modern Olympics. Pierre de Coubertin is also the author of the Olympic flag with five differently coloured rings - symbols of five continents.

Pierre de Coubertin
last update: 9 V 2014

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