The Summer Olympic games that will take place in Paris are the opportunity, for Monnaie de Paris to celebrate this major international competition through a series celebrating Sport, its values,the athletes but also the heritage of the host country. Olympism and Paralympism will be highlighted on those products, struck in France in our art workshops.
Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the year 2021 officially marks the beginning of the countdown to the Paris Games. It is the handingover of the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the previous Games that marks the starting point of a new era of Games in France. This Handover will bedepicted in the series. 2021 is also the first year of a quadrilogy in which sport and its values will be honored through the Monnaie de Paris’ coin and medallions collections. To mark the countdown to the launch of the Games, Monnaie de Paris will issue a €2 commemorative coin for four years from 2021. These coins will highlighting the Olympic Games through famous French numismatic figures.
This first coin presents a racing Marianne, overhanging the athletics stadium of the games. The Eiffel Tower is also featured in the background, symbolising the city of Paris.
The coin is presented in a sealed coincard. Limited to 500,000 pieces in Brilliant Uncirculated version and 10,000pieces in proof version. No circulating version will be issued for this 2€.