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  • 20 Francs 1994, KM# 1036, France, 100th Anniversary of the International Olympic Committee, Pierre de Coubertin
  • 20 Francs 1994, KM# 1036, France, 100th Anniversary of the International Olympic Committee, Pierre de Coubertin

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Founded by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas in 1894, it is the authority responsible for organising the modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Charles Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin (1863–1937, also known as Pierre de Coubertin and Baron de Coubertin) was a French educator and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and its second president. He is known as the father of the modern Olympic Games.


Depicts a portrait of Pierre de Coubertin facing left, the Olympic torch on the right, below letters: RF (RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE - French Republic), date below.



Value and Olympic rings in the centre, two dates below, the Sorbonne Chapel on the left, the national motto of France (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) above.

The Sorbonne is a building in the Latin Quarter of Paris which from 1253 on housed the College of Sorbonne, part of one of the first universities in the world, later renamed University of Paris and commonly known as "the Sorbonne". Today, it continues to house the successor universities of the University of Paris, such as Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Sorbonne University, Sorbonne Nouvelle University and University of Paris, as well as the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris.

Monogram of Atelier de Gravure des Monnaies et Médailles (group of designers of the Paris Mint): Rosette (letters "agmm") below the date

Mint mark: Cornucopia, horn of plenty (Paris Mint - Paris until 1972 or Pessac from 1973)

Privy mark of the Mint's Chief Engraver: Bee - Pierre Rodier (1994-2000)


Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Tri-Metallic
Outer ring Copper Aluminum Nickel
Inner ring Nickel
Center Copper Aluminum Nickel
Weight 9 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.23 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Paris Mint (A)

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