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20 francs FRANCE (1994) Pierre de Coubertin

20 francs 1994 Pierre de Coubertin - coins of France
20 francs 1994 Pierre de Coubertin - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
27.0 mm 9.0 g 2.2 mm Cu92Al6Ni2 / Ni / Cu92Al6Ni2
obverse:
in coin centre a bust of IOC founder facing left; on the right olympic torch, below letters: RF (RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE - French Republic); along the top edge: PIERRE DE COUBERTIN 1863-1937; along the bottom edge year of issue 1994
reverse:
above the coin centre face value: 20 F. (FRANCS); below olympic rings, below in two lines dates: 1894 / 1994; on the left the tower of Sorbonne in Paris; along the top edge motto of France: LIBERTÉ - ÉGALITÉ - FRATERNITÉ (liberty, equality, fraternity)
edge:
five plain and five reeded sections
issue date:
???  no data
withdrawal date:
18 II 2002
designer:
Atelier de gravure (group of designers of the Paris Mint - rosette below date 1994 in the reverse)
mint:
Paris Mint mark La Monnaie de Paris (The Paris Mint), Pessac (mint mark before year of issue in the reverse, after year of issue privy mark of mint's director Pierre Rodier - bee)
mintage:
1994 15 000 011
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:
Commemorative coin of 20 francs from 1994 marks the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which was founded by Pierre de Coubertin.

Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937) - French baron, historian and educator. The founder of the International Olympic Committee on June 22, 1894 at the University of Sorbonne in Paris. The initiator of the modern Olympic idea. 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: 20 XI 2013

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