France celebrates the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon as a symbol
of the fight against breast cancer with a new circulating
commemorative €2 coin.
Since the 1990s, the fight against
breast cancer has been a major cause around the world, and the pink
ribbon has been used to indicate support for breast cancer patients
and awareness of hopes for a cure.
For nearly 15 years, a
pink ribbon prize has been presented annually to support research
efforts and innovation.
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The obverse, according to the mint, depicts a woman’s bust
symbolically protected by a hand and the ribbon. It is surrounded, at
the right side, by the inscription 25E ANNIVERSAIRE DU RUBAN ROSE
(translating to “25th anniversary of the pink ribbon”).
The legend 1992 – 2017, the indication of the issuing country RF and
the Mint marks also appear on the obverse.
In total 10
million coins were to be released Sept. 25.
ringed-bimetallic coin has a copper-nickel core and
U.S. Mint welcomes a fourth metal to the
American Eagle bullion program.
Also in this week’s print issue of Coin World, we teach our readers
about what a “weak-fatty” gold coin is and why you don’t want one in
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European
flag. The common reverse shows a map of the European Union.
The €2 coin weighs 8.5 grams and measures 25.75 millimeters in
Each 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
Joint euro programs like the 2015 coins honoring
the 30th anniversary of flag of the European Union do not count toward