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Commemorative coin

225th anniversary of the Fête de la Fédération (Festival of the Federation)

Official Journal of the European Union

The French national holiday brings the people of France together in celebration of the Republic. The design shows Marianne, the symbol of the Republic, depicted in profile in a graphic, contemporary style. She is wearing the Phrygian cap. On the right the tricolour cockade appears in outline above the letters RF. The year is written in the centre of the coin. The left side features a stanza from the poem ‘Liberté’ by the French poet Paul Eluard, an allusion to the motto of the French Republic. The mint marks appear alongside this extract. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2015/C 215/04

Edge lettering

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


Joaquim Jimenez

Volume of issue

Monnaie de Paris ( Pessac ) Yves Sampo
Circulation coins 23.07.2015Rolls of 25 coins4.000.0002,00
Coincard BU23.07.2015Official coincard, colored10.00010,00
Box Proof23.07.2015In box, colored10.00020,00