- Series launched in 2014 for the Great War Centenary
- Highlighting of the experience of men and women during the conflict
- This year, the link between military and civilian world is illustrated by the aviation
The obverse of this 50€ gold coin shows families coming to see planes take off, a true attraction at the time. A plane is already in the sky between the poppy and the cornflower whereas Geroges Guynemer’s SPAD is about to take off…
… and flies overs a battlefield dominated by two Saint-Chamond tanks, representing how 1917 saw the first battles in which French tanks saw action. A doughboy is depicted in the foreground, representing the entry of the United States into the war.