announcing silver and gold coins marking the UEFA 2016 football
championship, France confirms that it will issue a circulating
commemorative €2 coin honoring the event.
every four years since 1960, the UEFA men’s football European
Championship, commonly referred to as “the Euro,” is scheduled to take
place in France from June 10 to July 10.
2016, the 15th edition of the European Football Championship, is
organized by the Union of European Football Associations and brings
together the best men’s football teams in Europe.
winner of the competition receives a small-scale version of the Henri
Delaunay Cup, named after the man who founded the competition.
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obverse of the coin features the Henri Delaunay Cup in the middle of
an outline map of France, along with the two marks of the Paris Mint.
The letters RF for République Française (French Republic) are to the
right of the map of France, and the name of the competition UEFA EURO
2016 FRANCE is written above it. Below the map, a football stands out
in the foreground. All of this is set on a background that features
graphical elements representing the competition.
million coins are due for release in January.
reverse carries the common European map design.
12 stars of the European flag appear on both sides of the
ringed-bimetallic €2 coin.
€2 coin weighs 8.5 grams and measures 25.75 millimeters in diameter.
nation is allowed to issue up to two different circulating
commemorative designs annually, with designs of their choosing, though
few nations issue the maximum number of designs.
Euro programs like the 2015 coins honoring the 30th anniversary of
flag of the European Union do not count toward this limit.