General De Gaulle Coin

martes, 15 de junio de 2010

A new two-euro coin, this time with the image of General Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970) to mark the 70th anniversary of his call to resistance to Nazi occupation, on June 18, 1940, which will be in circulation in France starting next Friday, June 18.

It issued 20 million units of the two-euro coin, said Christophe Beaux, chairman of the state company responsible for issuing coins in France.

"Every year, we are entitled to issue a specific piece," he said referring to the image of this coin, which was inspired by a picture of General de Gaulle in the studios of Radio London, from whose microphones launched the call for resistance.

The new coin was minted at the rate of one million copies a day in recent weeks. Then, these parts were delivered to the Bank of France, who will issue on Friday.