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.
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.
The obverse of
the coin depicts a rugby player in action running with a ball. Behind him
stands an iconic French monument and symbol of victory: the Arc de Triomphe.
Underneath the arch, one can see the rugby posts, as if the arch were in the middle
of a stadium. In the sky, an oval planet refers to the "rugby
The reverse side shows the Webb Ellis Trophy, which the winner of the Rugby World Cup 2023 will have the pleasure of holding up. On the left of the cup is the inscription RF, and on the right the face value. The words "Rugby World Cup France 2023" appear all around the design. On the left of the cup, appears the logo of the Rugby World Cup France 2023.