The year 2022 marks two major European events. The first of January 2022 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the euro, replacing the franc and becoming at the same time the European currency of the member countries of the euro zone. In addition, France will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2022, 13 years after its last Presidency. It is in this conjunction of major events that the change of the national face of the French €1 and €2 currencies is taking place, two decades after the appearance of the European currency.
This quadriptych in Brilliant Uncirculated quality contains the four €1 and €2 coins of the 2021 and 2022 yeardates.
This set features the new design of the €1 and €2 circulation coins in 2022. The juxtaposition of the denominations allows us to observe the evolution of the national sides, designed almost 20 years apart by Joaquin Jiménez, General Engraver of the Monnaie de Paris.
The two €1 coins are produced exclusively for this series as well as for the Proof and BU series 2021 and 2022.