On the occasion of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to these renowned international competitions through a collection honoring sport, its value, the athletes but also the host country's heritage. Olympism and Paralympism are celebrated.
In 2021, three sports will be featured on the classic collector coins: Judo, Swimming and Wheelchair Tennis. In the following years and until 2024, there will be four sports per year. This coin is part of the series which will honor, for the next three years, the athlete at the heart of his or her movement.
On the obverse, particular attention has been paid to the treatment of postures and attitudes to convey the athlete's concentration and the intensity of the moment. On this coin, swimming is illustrated with a swimmer doing the front crawl.
The reverse side of the series presents a view of Paris where the Seine looks like an athletics track. The Eiffel Tower dominates the city and illuminates the competition.