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Offline chrisild

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France 2015: Peace 1945-2015
« on: July 08, 2014, 08:16:56 PM »
In 2015 the French mint (Monnaie de Paris) will issue commemorative 2 coins again. The first one commemorates the end of WW2 and 70 years of peace. As for further pieces, there had been plans to issue a commem dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Marignano, but the current MdP program just mentions a second issue. We'll see. :)

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Re: France 2015: Marignano / 70 Years of Peace
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 12:27:14 AM »
From the World Money Fair 2015 catalog ...

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Re: France 2015: Marignano / 70 Years of Peace
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 01:12:09 AM »
For our North American members: when the Monnaie de Paris writes "Europe", they mean the European Union, not the continent. They choose to ignore what happened in the former Yugoslavia and on Cyprus before they became an EU member. Georgia and Russia are off the map. Continents and peace are complicated. ::)

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Re: France 2015: Marignano / 70 Years of Peace
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 01:18:57 AM »
For our North American members: when the Monnaie de Paris writes "Europe", they mean the European Union, not the continent.

Our North American members will be aware of the fact that language is not always precise. Especially those in, errm, America. The point is that in the European Union we have not had war* for 70 years, and that is what the coin - and the 2015 European Silver Program - will commemorate. Then again, ten years ago (when the theme of the euro/star series war 60 years of peace etc.) pretty much the same issue was discussed ...

(* Yes, of course we have had terrorism in various places in the EU.)

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Re: France 2015: Marignano / 70 Years of Peace
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 01:37:32 PM »
Seems that the mint will use the same design for the "Peace" collector coins and for the commemorative coin. See the attached image; whether the euro/star logo will be part of the design, I don't know. (Usually it features on the silver collector coins only.) Again, a terrorist attack is not the same as war, but the timing (nous sommes Charlie ...) is not the best one. :-[ As far as I know, the coin will be issued in early February.

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France 2015: Marignano / 70 Years of Peace
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 04:02:40 PM »
Since I liked the silver collector coin with the same design, I like this one too. ;)

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Re: France 2015: Marignano / 70 Years of Peace
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 06:39:16 PM »
Really nice design by the well-known French coin designer Joaquin Jimenez.

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Re: France 2015: Marignano / 70 Years of Peace
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2015, 04:18:43 PM »
The mintage of the 2 euro commemorative coin "70 years of Peace" will be 4 million pieces.
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Re: France 2015: Marignano / 70 Years of Peace
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2015, 09:39:36 PM »
And one of them is mine. :)  Picked it up at the WMF, and yes, the coins do have that euro-star symbol.

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