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.
Such an event is an opportunity for the Monnaie de Paris to continue to renew itself to offer even 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 the Genie throwing a discus, overhanging the athletics stadium of the games. The Arc de Triomphe can 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.