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French presidency of the Council of the EU
20€ silver coin - Circulating quality Yeardate 2022

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Diameter 31 mm
Metal SILVER 900‰
Weight 18 g
Qualité Uncirculated
Mintage 2022
Millésime 2022
Valeur faciale 20€
After Slovenia, France will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, on the 1st of January 2022. On this occasion, Monnaie de Paris is editing this 20€ silver coin, celebrating this event. Thirteen years after its last pr...
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French presidency of the Council of the EU 20€ silver coin Circulating quality Yeardate 2022
€30.00

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    After Slovenia, France will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, on the 1st of January 2022. On this occasion, Monnaie de Paris is editing this 20€ silver coin, celebrating this event.


    Thirteen years after its last presidency, France will lead the Council of the European Union for six months. As a representative of the Union member states, the Council amends the Commission's legislative proposals, in a codecision procedure with the European Parliament. Therefore, on behalf of the 27 member states, France will preside over one of the seven most important European institutions.


    With an increasing number of countries being part of the European Union (from 6 to 27) and challenges growing in complexication, the exercise of the Presidency is becoming rare, which is all the more significant for the country.

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    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.

    • THE MINTER

      The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.