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Offline chrisild

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France 2011: Fête de la musique
« on: January 09, 2011, 06:12:14 PM »
This year's commemorative €2 coin from France will be dedicated to the Fête de la Musique. In 1981, thus 30 years ago, the French culture minister Jack Lang "launched" that day which took place for the first time on 21 June (summer solstice and "longest day") 1982, and is now celebrated in several other countries too. This will be the design of the piece:

Mintage should be approx. 20 million. From the European Commission's info page: "The purpose of this all-night music celebration on the summer solstice is to promote music for amateur and professional musicians with free concerts open to the public. The centre of the coin shows a group of singers and musicians with the inscription referring to the 30th anniversary and the event of 21 June 2011 above them."

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Re: France 2011: Fête de la musique
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 06:42:25 PM »
Really nice design and a good occasion. However, Paris and Lyon are old rivals, so now there's a good chance that next year's deuro will be for the fête des lumières, dating from 1852 ;)

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