The Rooster is one of French numismatics’ most enduring symbols. The France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin features an updated interpretation of the Rooster as designed by longtime Monnaie de Paris engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ design debuted in 2014 and will serve as the French 100-euro silver coin design through 2016.
A modern representation of a Rooster. The rooster’s head and shoulders are framed in a circle. MONNAIE DE PARIS in small lettering is visible running up the rooster’s neck. The colors of the French flag are rendered in heraldic tinctures of azure and gules. The inscription, the French motto, reads “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité”. The coin is dated 2015. Jimenez’ designer mark (a square within a larger square) is at the coin’s five o’clock position.
Multiple hexagons (France is often referred to as L’Hexagone) surround the text RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE. In the center of the silver coin, the denomination EURO 100 is inscribed in italics and is surrounded by an olive branch at the top and an oak branch at the bottom.
Designer(s): Designer Joaquin Jimenez has designed coins and medals for the Monnaie de Paris since 1986. His Starry Tree design serves as the national side of the French 1 and 2-euro circulating coins. View Designers Profile.
|Year Of Issue:||2015|
|OBV Designer||Joaquin Jimenez|
|REV Designer||Joaquin Jimenez|
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