France Euro Coins 2012 "100th Anniversary of Abbé Pierre Birth" €2 Commemorative Coin Official Image

The European Commission today published the official details regarding the national 2 euro commemorative coin that France will be issuing later on this year.


Description:The coin depicts a portrait of the Abbé Pierre, with its béret, and the logo of its foundation, with a microtext mentioning "Et les Autres?" which was its favorite motto to recall that one should never forget to help the others. The letters "RF" do appear for "République Française" together with the horn of plenty, mintmark of Monnaie de Paris on the left side, and the "fleurette", hallmark of the engraving workshop on the right side.


Issuing volume:1 million coins


Date of issue:July 2012



(C) European Commission - The Euro

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Comment by Robi from Brussels on March 29, 2012 at 9:28

Thanks Pabitra.

This is an interesting information I didn't know.

Comment by Pabitra Saha on March 27, 2012 at 17:44

Normally coin effigies are never designed s facing the front. The main reason is that afer usage, the nose wears out. Let us see how sharp nose  did Abbe had?

Comment by Robi from Brussels on March 27, 2012 at 10:42

I like this coins. The portrait of this great man is impressive: he really looks directly into your eyes!

Comment by Aleksei Kulitskov on March 24, 2012 at 15:19

Very nice design! From 2012 cc coins this is a very good one!

Comment by Pabitra Saha on March 23, 2012 at 18:43
Comment by Li Ji on March 23, 2012 at 15:42
who is he?
Comment by Pabitra Saha on March 22, 2012 at 23:06

Very nice design

Comment by PacoRG on March 22, 2012 at 19:18

Very nice coin!

Comment by euroHOBBY on March 22, 2012 at 17:35

as you can see the image has been slightly modified from that published by the mint

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