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This is what the new 2 euro coin will look like in circulation from January 1, 2022


On the occasion of the start of the French presidency of the European Union, our country marks the blow. To also mark the twentieth anniversary of the changeover to the single currency, a new two-euro coin will be born.

Notice to collectors and those curious about numismatics. The new two euro coin will soon hit the market. It will be put into circulation from January 1. The opportunity to symbolically mark the anniversary of the single currency which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, but also for the French presidency of the EU.

Our CEO @Schwartz_MA went to the Élysée today for the press conference presenting the French Presidency of the European Union.

On this occasion, he handed over to @EmmanuelMacron the new € 1 and € 2 currencies. pic.twitter.com/GZ4ixx7PIF

– Monnaie de Paris (@MonnaieDeParis) December 9, 2021

Unveiled this Thursday, December 9 by Clément Beaune, Secretary of State for European Affairs, the new two-euro coin is full of symbols. This is the first time that in France, we have changed the design of this piece “he specified.

The drawing explained

As for the inscriptions, we find on the coin the sign “RF” for French Republic, the year “2022” for the vintage of the coin. The drawing him, will represent olive and oak leaves, or essences symbolizing respectively wisdom and strength. The symbol will be framed by a hexagon and in the top sheets, the motto “freedom, equality, fraternity” is registered.

At the foot of this tree, on the left, a cornucopia and on the right the different from the engraver Joaquin Jimenez, the general engraver of the Monnaie de Paris, who signs the design. On the yellow part of the coin, stars encircle the silver part, representing the stars of the European flag.