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100 Years french Highway code
Coinset - Yeardate 2021

€43.00
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Metal COMMON METAL
Mintage 500
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 3.88
Each coin set is composed by 8 denominations.These ones are struck in brilliant uncirculated quality relevant to an uniform brightness of the coin. According to the international making standards, this quality is earmarked for coins which have nev...
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100 Years french Highway code Coinset Yeardate 2021
€43.00

    Description

    Each coin set is composed by 8 denominations.

    These ones are struck in brilliant uncirculated quality relevant to an uniform brightness of the coin. According to the international making standards, this quality is earmarked for coins which have never been in circulation and keep their sparkle, as new coins. This set will be produced on limited edition of just 500 copies.

    On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the French Highway Code, Monnaie de Paris presents a coinset to celebrate this anniversary.

    It features road signs, cars and roads that echo the French Highway Code.

    A sign in the shape of a speed limit "100 years" is present to remind us of the anniversary.

    "Before 1921, there were a number of texts. The first French Highway Code was intended to bring these texts together and complete them" Marie Gautier-Melleray, interministerial delegate for road safety.

    In 1909, a commission was set up to consider a national and official French Highway Code. But the war interrupted the discussions. The decree on "the regulation of the use of roads open to public traffic" was finally promulgated on the 27 May 1921; it was very quickly renamed the French Highway Code on the 16 June 1921.

    Our craftman

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.

    • THE MINTER

      The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.