Joint €2 Euro Coins "50 Years of Franco-German Friendship" €2 Commemorative Coins

 

According to the MDM facebook page and some other websites, France and Germany next year besides the national 2 euro commemorative coin will issue a joint €2 commemorative coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty also known as the Treaty of Friendship which was concluded by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer in 1963. It set the seal on reconciliation between the two countries. With it, Germany and France established a new foundation for relations that ended centuries of rivalry between them.

 

According to the European Union rules each country can issue only one €2 commemorative coin per year, however, in case of joint issues it can issue a second coin. So far the joint issues were always issued by all the eurozone countries and not just by some - so if this coin comes real it would be a new interpretation of the law. It would also open the way for the new members states that joined the euro to issue a joint 2 euro commemorative in 2014 when these countries celebrate the 10th anniversary since they joined the European Union.

 

 

04 April 2012 - Munze Berlin on its facebook page confirmed that Germany next year will mint two coins of €2 commemorative. The mint has just published the numismatic programme for 2013.

23 April 2012 - La Monnaie de Paris, on facebook, today confirmed me that it has plans to issue this joint coin together with Germany, however, said that the details are not yet fixed.

 

25 April 2012 - The magazine website DMM today also reported that Germany next year will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 50th years of the Franco-German friendship. The website also indicate that is not yet certain if both countries will have a common design or not, however, it is certain that the coins will feature the portraits of President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

 

02 September 2012 - on StarShop Forum the following image was posted, however, we still have to verify if the image is authentic or not. If that is the actual image, then both the German and French coins will look the same, only the French on will have a "RF" at the bottom.

 

03 September 2012 - According to MDM and the Berlin Mint facebook pages, the design published yesterday is not the one that will be minted on the coins. The official design has still to be revealed - the Berlin Mint said "Probably it will be announced on 19th of September after a decision of the German government."

 

Source

(C) DMM

(C) La Monnaie de Paris Facebook Page

(C) Munze Berlin Facebook Page

(C) MDM Facebook Page

(C) Wikipedia (Image)

(C) StarShop Forum

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Comment by Maciej Czekaj on December 16, 2012 at 15:19

Germany 2013 - Set of 2 Euro coins "50 Years of the Elysée Treaty." Proof

Issue price: € 29.00
Set available in the shop mint.

Comment by Pabitra Saha on September 3, 2012 at 11:21
Will it be finalised on 19th December by German Government? Will France have no say? Will it be a committee of both parties involved? Which are the other designs in contention?
Comment by Pabitra Saha on September 3, 2012 at 11:19
The inscription at bottom is repeated in two languages. Perhaps, each country could use only its language. Do the rules for joint issue specify common design to that extent or is some flexibility available?
Comment by euroHOBBY on September 3, 2012 at 10:33

According to MDM and the Berlin Mint facebook pages, the design published yesterday is not the one that will be minted on the coins. The official design has still to be revealed - the Berlin Mint said "Probably it will be announced on 19th of September after a decision of the German government."

Comment by Ctirad on September 2, 2012 at 19:02

for me good design

Comment by Illioplius on September 2, 2012 at 18:25

It doesn't look very trustworthy to me. Also, there is no inscription for Germany.

Comment by Daniele on September 2, 2012 at 15:13

France RF ok, but what about Germany??

5 mints?? Or only 1?

Comment by euroHOBBY on September 2, 2012 at 13:21

on StarShop Forum the following image was posted, however, we still have to verify if the image is authentic or not. If that is the actual image, then both the German and French coins will look the same, only the French on will have a "RF" at the bottom.

 

Source

(C) DMM

(C) La Monnaie de Paris Facebook Page

(C) Munze Berlin Facebook Page

(C) MDM Facebook Page

(C) Wikipedia (Image)

(C) StarShop Forum

Comment by giorgos on April 30, 2012 at 21:27

it  is a correct reading of the European Union rules. According to the new regulations a country can issue a 2 euro commemorative coin and a second one together with one or more eurozone countries

Comment by Robi from Brussels on April 26, 2012 at 11:19

I still doubt this is a correct reading of the European Union rules. I hope all these rumours are confusing 2€ commemorative with "collectors coin". It would be much more appropriate.

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