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France 2016: François Mitterrand
« on: February 20, 2016, 12:08:50 PM »
In 2016 France is going to issue a 2 euro commemorative coin for the 100th anniversary of the birth of the politician François Mitterrand and the 20th Anniversary of his death.

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The year 2016 marks the centenary of François Mitterrand’s birth and twentieth anniversary of his death. A €2 commemorative coin has been struck in honour of the occasion. François Mitterrand (1916-1996), a French politician, began his ministerial career during the Fourth Republic. He joined the Socialist Party and unified the left-wing opposition with the «Programme commun» (Common Programme). He was elected President in 1981 and re-elected in 1988.

Design:

Obverse: The obverse gives a profile view of François Mitterrand, portrayed as if in deep reflection. His personal emblem, a half-oak half-olive tree, symbolizing strength and peace, is represented to the side. The design as a whole is crowned with his name, the date of his birth and its centenary in 2016.

Mintage:

UNC: Unknown
BE: 10,000 coins
BU: 10,000 coins

Special thanks to André Milhorat for providing this image and information.





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Re: France 2016: François Mitterrand
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2016, 05:09:36 PM »
Today I was informed by Mr Milhorat that Monnaie de Paris misspelled the name of François Mitterrand on the rolls. On the paper is written "Mitterand". A small amount of the rolls has already been released but it is likely that the coins in the remaining rolls will be unpackaged and will now be issued in plastic bags of 25 pieces.

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France 2016: François Mitterrand
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 05:21:19 PM »
Oh dear! I wonder if such mistakes are done deliberately, so that few dealers can take advantage of this?

I guess the BU and Proof versions have been issued, as I can see quite a few offers already?

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