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France Issuing Coin Featuring Pasteur

Wed., Sept. 27, 1995

France is honoring the the 100th anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death with 2-franc coin featuring the French scientist who developed the sterilization process named after him.

Nearly 10 million of the coins, designed by Paris mint sculptor Pierre Rodier, will be issued Oct. 6, according to Jean Arthuis, minister of economy and finance. The coins are worth about 50 cents each.

The 100th anniversary of Pasteur’s death is on Thursday.

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