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France

2010

Commemorative coin

The Call made by General de Gaulle on 18 June 1940

Official Journal of the European Union

The Call made by General de Gaulle on 18 June 1940 from London, via the BBC, which was a genuine founding act of the Resistance. The inner part of the coin shows General de Gaulle, in uniform, bareheaded, at a microphone typical of the time, reading the Call, in which the name of the country ‘RF’ is cleverly inserted. At the top is the year of issue ‘2010’, and below it ‘70 ANS’ (70 YEARS) and ‘APPEL 18 JUIN’ (CALL 18 JUNE). The coin's outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2017, Official Journal of the European Union, 2010/C 137/10

Edge lettering

« 2 ★ ★ » repeated six times, alternately upright and inverted

Designer

Nicolas Cozan

Volume of issue

2010
Monnaie de Paris ( Pessac ) Hubert Larivière
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 18.06.2010Rolls of 25 coins20.000.0002,00
Divisional coin set BU17.06.2010Annual coin set «70° Anniversaire de l'appel - Appel à tous les franca» contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «The Call made by General de Gaulle on 18 June 1940»50043,00
Divisional coin set BU17.06.2010Annual coin set «70° Anniversaire de l'appel - Charles de Gaulle» contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «The Call made by General de Gaulle on 18 June 1940»50043,00
Divisional coin set BU17.06.2010Annual coin set «70° Anniversaire de l'appel - Le Mont Valérien» contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «The Call made by General de Gaulle on 18 June 1940»50043,00
Folder BU30.05.201020.00010,00
Folder Proof18.06.2010500250,00
Box Proof18.06.2010In box10.00020,00