France 2010 2e Charles de Gaulle

France 2010 2e Charles de Gaulle

2010 France 2 euro commemorative coin:
Charles de Gaulle / 70th anniversary of the Appeal of June 18.

The coin commemorates the 70th anniversary of the appeal (Appel du 18 juin) made by General de Gaulle  'the leader of the Free French Forces' on the BBC in London on 18 June 1940, after the fall of France.
Addressing the French people, de Gaulle declared that the war was not yet over.
The speech is considered to mark the birth of the French Resistance and the beginning of its fight against the occupation of France during World War II.

Date of Issue: June 2010
Diameter: 25.75 mm.
Thickness: 2.20 mm.
Metal: Outer part: copper-nickel; inner part: three layers: nickel brass, nickel, nickel brass
Weight: 8.5g.
Issuing volume: 20.000.000
Designer: George Stamatopoulos.
  • Model: EUR FRA 2010
  • Brand/Manufactured by: [Euro coins]


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