2 euro 2010

Description

Obverse

DeGaulle's Radio Speech on June 18th, 1940 - 70th Anniversary of the Appeal of June 18.

The coin commemorates the 70th anniversary of the appeal (“Appel du 18 juin”) made by General de Gaulle – the leader of the Free French Forces – on the BBC in London on 18 June 1940, after the fall of France. Addressing the French people, de Gaulle declared that the war was not yet over. The speech is considered to mark the birth of the French Resistance and the beginning of its fight against the occupation of France during World War II. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
2010
70 ANS APPEL 18 JUIN
RF

Reverse

A map, next to the facial value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

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Additional information

Country

France

Date of issue

2010

Value

2 euro

Type of coin

Circulating commemorative coin

Orientation

Medal alignment

Shape

Round

Metal

Bi-Metallic Nickel-brass clad Nickel center in Copper-nickel ring

Diameter

25.75 mm

Weight

8.5 g

Thickness

2.2 mm

References (KM#)

1676

Engraver

Luc Luycx, Nicolas Cozon