French Euro Commemorative Coins Available
Ministry of National Education and Ministry for the Economy
joined forces to organize a competition entitled "Imagine
the first French collector's coin in euro." About 30,000
9 to 10 year olds participated, with the winning design created
by students attending the Jean Jaures school in Bort les Orgues
in central France. Classmates at another school in Salmagne,
in the eastern part of the country, created a colorful presentation
card that holds the coin.
design on France's first euro denominated commemorative coin
features a string of stars that changes into children as it
swings around the denomination; the children then continue
to the other side of the coin, where they encircle the earth.
A dove, holding an olive branch in its beak, flies above.
This 30 mm.
brilliant uncirculated 1/4 euro coin, minted from the same golden
alloy as the euro coins made for circulation, is available at
only $9.95 mounted in a colorful presentation card.
precious metal collector euro issued by France also has a 1/4
euro denomination. It pictures the goddess Europa on one side
and all 7 French euro trade coins on the reverse, surrounded
by the names of the 12 countries in the European Monetary Union:
Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,
Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This 13
gm., 900 fine silver proof coin comes in a colorful album that
contains an informative booklet. It is priced at $25.
orders can be placed by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by
calling (800) 472-6327. Or send check to PandaAmerica, 3460
Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Torrance, CA 90503.
here to shop online.
by Mel Wacks N.L.G.