• 2 Euro 2016, Schön# 1579, France, 100th Anniversary of Birth of François Mitterrand
  • 2 Euro 2016, Schön# 1579, France, 100th Anniversary of Birth of François Mitterrand
Description

This coin celebrates the 100 Years since the birth of François Mitterrand.

François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand was a French politician who was President of France from 1981 to 1995, the longest time in office of any French president. As leader of the Socialist Party, he was the first figure from the left elected president under the Fifth Republic.

Obverse

The design shows a profile of a pensive François Mitterrand. Adjacent is his personal emblem of a half oak/half olive tree. Above are the dates marking the centenary of his birth ('1916' and '2016') and his name. At the bottom, the indication of the issuing country 'RF'.

1916 FRANÇOIS MITTERRAND
2016
RF

Reverse

A map, next to the facial value, shows the fifteen states of the European Union.

Engraver: Luc Luycx (LL)

2 EURO
LL

Edge

The sequence "2 ★ ★" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted.

2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★

2 Euro

100th Anniversary of Birth of François Mitterrand

Schön# 1579
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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