The commemorative coin of 2 euro of France is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the landing of the allied forces in Normandy on June 6, 1944. The coin was minted at the French Mint and issued in June 2014 with a circulation of 3 million units.
On the obverse of the commemorative coin 2 euro in the upper part is the word "D-Day" over which the years "1944-2014" are indicated. A little lower is the inscription "70e anniversaire du Débarquement" ("70 years of landing"). At the bottom of the coin is a wave washing away traces of army boots on the sand. Also engraved on the wave are the first lines of the poem by the French poet Paul Verlaine "Autumn Song" which were used as code for the start of the operation - "Les sanglots longs des violons de l'automne blessent mon ceur d'une langueur monotone." On the outer ring are 12 stars of the European Union.
Outer part - copper-nickel alloy
Inside - nickel brass
|8.5 g||25.75 mm||2.2 mm|
2007 - Roman Treaty Series
2008 - French Presidency of the EU
2014 - World AIDS Day
2015 - 70 years of peace in Europe
2017 - 25 years of pink ribbon
2018 - Simone Weil
2019 - 60 years of Asterix comics
2020 - Charles de Gaulle
2020 - Medical Research
2021 - 2024 Olympic Games in Paris