The Summer Olympic games that will take place in Paris are the opportunity, for Monnaie de Paris to celebrate this major international competition through a series celebrating Sport, its values, the athletes but also the heritage of the host country. Olympism and Paralympism will be highlighted on those products, struck in France in our art workshops.
Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the year 2021 officially marks the beginning of the countdown to the Paris Games.It is the handing over of the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the previous Games that marks the starting point of a new era of Games in France. This Handover will be depicted in the series.
2021 is also the first year of a quadrilogy in which sport and its values will be honored through the Monnaie de Paris' coin and medallions collections. Such an event is an opportunity for the Monnaie de Paris to continue to renew itself to offer ever more beautiful and innovative products. For the first time, the institute's presses are minting hexagonal coins, in tribute to the French territory.The obverse of these coins shows a running Marianne, overhanging the athletics stadium of the games. The Eiffel Tower can also be seen in the background, symbolising the city of Paris.
This design is also featured on the commemorative €2 coins, available only in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated quality.