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France

Commemorative coin

2019

30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall

(Part of the joint issue " 30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall ")

Official Journal of the European Union

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. Beyond the impact on German society, it was an event with global consequences. On November 9th, 1989, this occasion marks the end of the cold war and announces an appeasement after several decades of international tensions. At the European level, it is the first step towards the reunification of one of the leading countries of the European Union. This major change was after materialised by the Moscow Treaty of which France was a signatory. The European Union welcomed then 16 million new citizens in just one year; almost the structural and economic effect of welcoming a new country! The design represents the Berlin Wall, opened in its centre, letting the doves (allegories of the international appeasement), and the jubilant crowd pass. In the background, the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s symbol par excellence, is represented. The mention ‘30 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall/30 Jahre Mauerfall’ is inscribed on one side of the wall. At the bottom of the design is the year of issuance ‘2019’ and at its right the indication of the issuing country ‘RF’ (standing for République Française). The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2019, Official Journal of the European Union, 2019/C 57/11

Edge lettering

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

Designer

Joaquim Jimenez

Volume of issue

2019
Monnaie de Paris ( Pessac ) Yves Sampo
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins ---.---.2019Rolls of 25 coins14.980.000*2,00
Coincard BU---.---.2019Official coincard10.000*10,00
Capsule Proof---.---.2019In box10.000*20,00
*provisional count