• 2 Euro 2016, Schön# 1578, France, 2016 Football (Soccer) Euro Cup in France
  • 2 Euro 2016, Schön# 1578, France, 2016 Football (Soccer) Euro Cup in France
Description

The 2016 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016 or simply Euro 2016, was the 15th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men's football championship of Europe organised by UEFA. It was held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016. Spain were the two-time defending champions, having won the 2008 and 2012 tournaments, but were eliminated in the round of 16 by Italy. Portugal won the tournament for the first time, following a 1–0 victory after extra time over the host team, France, in the final played at the Stade de France.

Obverse

At the center of the coin is the Henri Delaunay Cup inside a trace of the map of France with the symbol of the mint director at the bottom right. To the right of the template the initials "RF" (Republique Francaise); the words "UEFA EURO 2016 FRANCE" upper arch; down a cross following a launch trajectory that led him to the front. The background of the design is made ​​up of graphical elements representing the tournament. On the outer edge 12 five-pointed stars representing the European Union.

The Henri Delaunay Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the European Championship, is named in honour of Henri Delaunay, the first General Secretary of UEFA, who came up with the idea of a European championship but died five years prior to the first tournament in 1960. His son, Pierre, was in charge of creating the trophy. Since the first tournament it has been awarded to the winning team for them to keep for four years, until the next tournament.

Engraver: Joaquin Jimenez.

UEFA EURO 2016 FRANCE
RF

Reverse

A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”

2 EURO
LL

Edge

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

2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★

2 Euro

2016 Football (Soccer) Euro Cup in France

Schön# 1578
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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

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