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Coin "70 years since the landing of the allied forces in Normandy" 2 euro France

    The commemorative coin of 2 euro of France is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the landing of the allied forces in Normandy on June 6, 1944. The coin was minted at the French Mint and issued in June 2014 with a circulation of 3 million units.

   On the obverse of the commemorative coin 2 euro in the upper part is the word "D-Day" over which the years "1944-2014" are indicated. A little lower is the inscription "70e anniversaire du Débarquement" ("70 years of landing"). At the bottom of the coin is a wave washing away traces of army boots on the sand. Also engraved on the wave are the first lines of the poem by the French poet Paul Verlaine "Autumn Song" which were used as code for the start of the operation - "Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne blessent mon ceur d'une langueur monotone." On the outer ring are 12 stars of the European Union.

 

2 euro

Outer part - copper-nickel alloy

Inside - nickel brass

8.5 g25.75 mm2.2 mm

 

 

List of commemorative coins of the Euro  of France

2007 - Roman Treaty Series

2008 - French Presidency of the EU

2009 - Series "10 Years of the Economic and Monetary Union"

2010 - 70 years of Charles de Gaulle's speech "To all the French" June 18, 1940

2011 - 30 years of Music Day in France

2012 - Series "10 years of cash circulation Euro"

2012 - 100 years since the birth of Abbot Pierre

2013 - 50 years of Franco-German friendship

2013 - 150 years since the birth of Pierre de Coubertin

2014 - World AIDS Day

2015 - 70 years of peace in Europe

2015 - 225 years of the Federation Festival

2015 - Series "30 Years to the Flag of Europe"

2016 - European Football Championship 2016

2016 - 100 years since the birth of Francois Mitterrand

2017 - 100 years since the death of Auguste Rodin

2017 - 25 years of pink ribbon

2018 - 100 years since the end of the First World War

2018 - Simone Weil

2019 - 60 years of Asterix comics

2019 - 30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

2020 - Charles de Gaulle

2020 - Medical Research

 2021-75 years since the founding of UNICEF

2021 - 2024 Olympic Games in Paris