10 Euro 2012 - FRANCE - SAINT-LOUIS, silver
This is the fourth issue in a series called
From Clovis to Republic - 1500 years of French history.
The series will contain 15 coins over 5 years and highlights French heritage by honoring ten kings, two emperors and three presidents who helped shape the French nation in chronological order.
This issue, honoring Saint-Louis (1212-1270) also known as Louis IX, was the founder of royal justice where the king assumed the role of "supreme bestower of justice". He was often chosen as an arbiter for the quarrels among the rulers of Europe. He was the first French king to be canonized in 1297. On the obverse, the face of a young Saint-Louis. The King's name appears along the edge of the coin. The reverse features the oak of justice and the dates of his reign (1226-1270).
10 Euro - 0,900 silver
Weight: 22,2 g
Diam: 37 mm
Mintage: 20.000 coins
Delivered in original blue box with certificate from the French Mint.