One year after Valery Giscard d’Estaing’s passing away, Monnaie de Paris chooses to pay tribute to the former President of France, who led the country from 1974 to 1981. Giscard d’Estaing was eager to modernise France and passed away on the 20th december 2020, after a life dedicated to French citizens.
France owes him several reforms which deeply changed society : he lowered the voting age to 18 and supported divorce by mutual consent. One powerful reform of his term in office was the decriminilization of abortion, implemented by his Health Minister, Simone Veil.
Resolutely European, he promoted the consolidation of relationships between Germany and France and the establishment of the monetary union.
This miniset contains the 8 French circulating coins dated 2021, and minted in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.