France 2 Euro 2016 European Championship Football
|Theme||EK Voetbal 2016 Frankrijk|
|Category||Special 2 euro coins|
France has released a special 2 Euro coin on the occasion of the European Football Championship (EK football). In 1960 the football European Cup was organized, in France, for the first time. There were only 4 participating countries three of which were communist countries! France was the fourth country to take part. In 2016 this event will be organized for the 15th time. France are the organizers for the third occasion, the second time was in 1984. There are no less than 24 countries this time! The Netherlands did not perform well enough in the preliminary rounds and did not qualify for the final stages. Belgium, on the other hand, performed extremely well and it is likely that they will be among the favourites for the tournament. This beautiful coin shows the outline of the country of France containing the Cup that is presented to the winners of the competition. At the top of the coin is the text æUEFA Euro 2016 FranceÆ. On the right hand side of the coin are the letters RF, which is the abbreviation of République Française (Republic of France). At the bottom of the coin a football is shown. In addition, the background of the coin is filled with funny drawings. The quality of the coin is UNC (Uncirculated) and the issue is 10,000,000 copies.