|L'Abbe Pierre was a French Catholic priest, member of the Resistance during World War II, and deputy of the Popular Republican Movement (MRP). He founded in 1949 the Emmaus movement, which has the goal of helping poor and homeless people and refugees. Abbe means abbot in French, and is also used as a courtesy title given to Catholic priests in French-speaking countries. He was one of the most popular figures in France, but had his name removed from such polls after some time.
The coin depicts a portrait of Abbe Pierre, with his beret and the logo of his foundation, including a microtext stating 'Et les autres'? (his favorite motto to recall that one should never forget to help the others). The letters RF and the mint mark appear on the left side, while the hallmark of the engraving workshop is on the right side. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.
Date of issue: July 2012
Diameter - 25.75mm
Thickness - 2.2mm
Weight - 8.5gr
|Combination of the number 2 and ** repeated six times