France 2 Euro 2016 Mitterrand Proof
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François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand (1916-1996) is the full name of the famous French Politician Mitterrand. François Mitterrand was President of France from 1981 to 1988. Mitterrand was a member of the Socialist Party (PS). He was a big advocate of the EU. Shortly after his last term of office, he died at the age of 79. In the year 2016, it was 100 years since Mitterrand was born and because he meant so much for France, the country has issued a special 2 euro coin in his honour. On the coin, Mitterrand is depicted in the typical thinking, and attentive listening, attitude. At the top of the coin is his name François Mitterrand and to the left of the coin the years 1916 and 2016. On the right side of the coin is the personal emblem of Mitterrand being a combination of an oak tree and an olive tree. This logo symbolizes Power and Peace. On the bottom right, are the letters RF, the abbreviation of France (Republic of France). In the outer ring of the coin are the 12 stars of Europe. The Quality of this coi n is Proof. A coin in the quality Proof has been struck with a special stamp. A coin in the quality Proof is immediately distinguishable from a coin of UNC or BU quality. A Proof coin is thus struck with a special stamp, with a rule of thumb that the stamp is only suitable for striking about 10,000 coins in this quality. This beautiful French coin is presented in a luxury package and comes with a numbered certificate.