The 150th anniversary of the birth of Pierre de Coubertin, initiator of the revival of the Olympic Games, founder and first president of the International Olympic Committee.
The inner part of the coin depicts the face of Pierre de Coubertin still young. Stylised Olympic rings form the background. They provide the framework for silhouettes symbolising the Olympic sports. At the left, the indication of the issuing country ‘RF’ and the year ‘2013’. At the top, the inscription ‘PIERRE DE COUBERTIN’ in semi-circle.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.