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20 years of the starter kit
1/4 oz gold coin - proof quality yeardate 2021

€700.00
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Diameter 25.75 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 7.78 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 500
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 50€
In 2021, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Starter Kit and the introduction of the first euros, Monnaie de Paris has decided to pay tribute to the sower from a new angle. The reverse side of this 50€ coin represents two different sowers: T...
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20 years of the starter kit 1/4 oz gold coin proof quality yeardate 2021 | Monnaie de Paris
1/4 oz gold coin - proof quality yeardate 2021
€700.00

    Description

    In 2021, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Starter Kit and the introduction of the first euros, Monnaie de Paris has decided to pay tribute to the sower from a new angle.

    The reverse side of this 50€ coin represents two different sowers:
    • The first one, in the background, is the original sower from the french engraver Oscar Roty, the one found on the 1 Franc coins since 1898.
    • The second, the one in the foreground, is the original face of the woman who inspired the engraver, Rosalinda Pesce. This is the first time she appears on a coin.
    • We also find on this face 20 stars in the background representing the 20 years of the Starter Kit. The sun is represented on this coin as a reminder of the francs, the currency preceding the euro.
    The French flag appears in heraldic form at the furrows.

    The rectangular shape of this coin is a direct tribute to the shape of the starter kit. The 40 coins contained in the original starter kit, launched in 2021, can be found on the face. The "€" symbol is also taken from the original visual of the pouch.

    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.