July 19, 2018 – France won the FIFA World Cup title for the second time after 1998. Monnaie de Paris issues a mini medal in nordic gold on that occasion.
The new mini medal on the second FIFA Worl Cup title for France.
The obverse of the medal represents the rooster, emblem of the team of France since 1909, in full action of pulls. The symbol of the rooster reminds the Gallic origins of the nation. Indeed, in Latin, the word “gallus” means both cock and Gaulish.
Under the rooster, years “1998-2018” recall the victory of France against Brazil, 20 years earlier. Next to the rooster, two stars specify the winners of the team of France, namely his second victory in the world championship football.
Behind the rooster, a goal. This represents the target of each player in order to win the victory.
The reverse is the standard model of the tourist medals marked the 2018 vintage year of victory for France. The mini medal is adorned with the word “France” in nine different languages. This reminds the worldwide dimension of the competition.
To learn more about the medal go to the Monnaie de Paris website.
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