France 2 Euro 2015 225th anniversary of the Festival of the Federation
|Theme||225 Jaar Franse Revolutie|
|Category||Special 2 euro coins|
July 14 is a special date for France, being the National Holiday of France. On 14 July 1789 the storming of the Bastille took place. This was the beginning of the French Revolution. Exactly one year later in the year 1790 this was the reason to hold a big party to emphasize the unity of the French Federation. Not until the year 1880 was 14 July declared a national holiday. To commemorate the fact that this Holiday was held for the first time 225 years ago, France has issued this special 2 Euro coin. Marianne is shown in a modern look on the coin. She wears a Phrygian Cap (a soft cone-shaped cap with the point forward). At the top right of the coin, within the circles, the Kokardes (insignia), which were often worn on the Phrygian Caps, symbolize support for the revolution. There is also a stanza from the æLibertéÆ with the text "sur toutes les pages, lues sur toutes les pages blanches, Pierre sang papier ou cendre, J'écris ton nom" on the coin. Naturally the 12 stars of the European flag are depicted on the outer edge of the coin. The quality of the coin is UNC (Uncirculated) and the issue of the coin is 4,000,000 copies.