2 euro France 2018 - Simone Veil UNC
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    2 euro commemorative

    France 2018: Simone Veil

    The design shows a portrait of Simone Veil, a leading figure in the fight for women’s rights. Simone Veil, born as Jacob, died in June 2017 at the age of 89 years. She survived the deportation to Auschwitz and became one of the most important figures in the construction of Europe. From 1979 to 1982 she was the first elected President of the European Parliament. She stands for the legalization of abortion, for which she campaigned and which was decided in 1975 by a law named after her. Since 2008 she has been a member of the Académie française. Her prisoner number appears on her collar. The European Parliament is depicted in the background with its name, the year of birth and death, the country name “RF”, the issue year “2018” and the mint mark.

    On the outer coin ring the twelve stars of the European flag are shown.

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