The Paris Mint, Monnaie de Paris, is doing its part to support Ukraine in light of the ongoing armed invasion of the nation. The mint has issued a “Solidarity with Ukraine” mini-medal to support the nation defending its freedom and those suffering from the conflict.
The 34mm, white metal piece costs 10 euros. For each mini-medal purchased, Monnaie de Paris will donate 8 euros to the Red Cross for the Ukrainian population. This donation aims to provide humanitarian assistance to protect the life and dignity and provide assistance to victims of this armed conflict, according to the mint.
The medal’s obverse features the Eiffel Tower displaying the two-colored Ukrainian flag. The flag also features the French national motto, “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité” (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity), a motto that resonates beyond its own borders as a collective message of peace and humanism. This mobilization is not limited to the borders of France. It is a collective and community momentum, which is symbolized by the stars of the European flag at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
The reverse is a common design to Monnaie de Paris’ mini-medals. It bears the year, “2022.”
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