The 1st Anniversary of the Euro Two Gold Coin Prestige Set O...





The 1st Anniversary of the Euro Two Gold Coin Prestige Set
Obverse the superimposed effigies of SS. MM. the Kings of Spain· PRIMER ANIVERSARIO EURO · JUAN CARLOS I Y SOFÍA · 2003
Reverse the Greek myth of the Rapture of Europe, from which its continent is named 200 EURO M 13.5 grams 30mm Ø 
Obverse design is inspired by the octopuses represented in Minoan art, listing the names of the twelve countries in the euro zone in a series of curves: "Belgique/België, Deutschland, Eire, España, France, Ellada, Italia, Luxembourg, Nederland, Österreich, Portugal, Suomi". Spread over the four ends of the "tentacles", the three French sides of the euro coins, and the initials "RF". The twelve stars of Europe and the face value "20 EURO" complete the composition which evokes the French unicity in the diversity of Europe
Reverse portrait of the goddess Europe with stars in her hair, above 12 monetary acronyms "€" in an arc. To the left of the portrait and below flags on mats symbolizing the European flags. 17 grams 31mm Ø boxed with certificate 0113/1000 (2)

Auction Date: 14th Feb 2024 at 10am

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