In 2023, France will host its second Rugby World Cup, following the 2007 tournament. This competition is the most prestigious rugby tournament in the world, and has been held every four years since 1987. To prepare for this major sporting event, Monnaie de Paris, in collaboration with the Rugby World Cup 2023, has launched a series of collector coins celebrating the sport.
This series focuses on the international competition that will take place in France from September 8th to October 28th 2023. The tournament matches will take place in several cities in France, from Lille to Nice, Paris and Toulouse.
of the coin depicts a rugby player in mobius with a ball in his hand in the
centre. Under his feet, the field has been transformed into a globe marked by
parallels and meridians. A starry sky and two oval planets in reference to the
rugby ball surround the Earth as an allegory to the rugby universe. As on a
field, the posts frame the design. The words "Rugby World Cup France
2023" and « RF » surrounds the scene.
of the €10 coin shows the face value surrounded by two branches, one of oak,
the other of laurel, which evoke the Euro symbol. The entire reverse design is
framed by an assembly of lines representing the Hexagon.