Monegasque commemorative 2 euro coins 2007 - 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Grace
Commemorative 2 euro coins from Monaco
Description: On the inner part of the coin there is an effigy of Grace Kelly in profile, facing to the left. MONACO, the mint mark, the year mark and the engraver's mark are engraved in an arc at the bottom right of the inner part. The name of the artist R. B. BARON is engraved under the Princess' hair. The twelve stars of the European Union surround the design on the outer ring of the coin.
Reverse: left from the coin centre face value: 2, on the right inscription: EURO; in the background of the inscription a map of Europe; in the background of the map vertically six parallel lines ending on both sides with five-pointed stars (the reverse is common for all euro coins)
Issuing volume: 20,001 coins
Date of issue: 1 July 2007
Face value: 2 euro
Diameter: 25.75 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 8.5 gr
Composition: BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Design: The artist and sculptor, Robert B. Baron, is credited with the design of the 2007 €2 Euro Commemorative coin.
Designer / Engraver Inscriptions: 'R.B.BARON' First and middle initials and last name of the designer:
€2 Edge Inscription: The Monégasque €2 coin edge inscription is '2', followed by two stars, repeated six times alternately upright and inverted:
Mint Location: Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint), in Pessac, France.
Mint Marks: Mintmark of the Paris Mint: a cornucopia. Located at the right side, below the date stamp, inner circle.
Mint Master Marks: Paris Mint director, Hubert Larivière: image comprised of a hunting horn, a wave and a fish. Located at the right side, above the date stamp, inner circle.
National Identification: Text: 'MONACO'
This is the first €2 Commemorative Issue for Monaco.
After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Grace Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions as well as in more than forty episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, with the release of Mogambo, she became a movie star, a status confirmed in 1954 with a Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nomination as well as leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, in which she gave a deglamorized, Academy Award–winning performance. She retired from acting at 26 to enter upon her duties in Monaco. She and Prince Rainier had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie. She also retained her American roots, maintaining dual US and Monégasque citizenships.
She died on September 14, 1982, after suffering a stroke the previous day while driving, which caused her to lose control of her automobile and crash. Her daughter, Princess Stéphanie, was in the car with her, and survived the accident.
In June 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her number 13 in its list of top female stars of American cinema.