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Commemorative coin

Centenary of Auguste Rodin

Official Journal of the European Union

For the 100th anniversary of his passing away, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the illustrious French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Born in 1840, he is one of the major icons of the realistic style. His works such as The Thinker, The Kiss, The Hell’s Door or The Calais’ Bourgeois remain timeless masterpieces of the world sculpture. The design represents Auguste Rodin and The Thinker, his best known work, like forehead to forehead. The RF mention standing for République Française is drawn as sculpted on the top of the coin. The name of the artist ‘A. Rodin’ and the relevant dates ‘1917-2017’ are inscribed in his beard. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2017/C 23/05

Edge lettering

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


Joaquim Jimenez

Volume of issue

Monnaie de Paris ( Pessac ) Yves Sampo
Circulation coins 21.02.2017Rolls of 25 coins9.999.5002,00
Divisional coin set BU03.02.2017Annual coin set «46. World Money Fair - Berlin», contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «Centenary of Auguste Rodin»50043,00
Coincard BU21.02.2017Official coincard10.00010,00
Box Proof21.02.2017In box10.00020,00