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Arrival of La Fayette in Boston
10€ Silver Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2020

€70.00
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Diameter 37 mm
Metal SILVER 900‰
Weight 22.2 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 2500
Millésime 2020
Valeur faciale 10€
Starting in 2020 Monnaie de Paris will retrace the history of American Independence through a collection of collector coins The year 2020 marks the 240 th anniversary of the arrival of the Marquis de La Fayettein Boston aboard the frigate Hermione...
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Arrival of La Fayette in Boston 10€ Silver Coin Proof quality yeardate 2020
€70.00

    Description

    Starting in 2020 Monnaie de Paris will retrace the history of American Independence through a collection of collector coins The year 2020 marks the 240 th anniversary of the arrival of the Marquis de La Fayette
    in Boston aboard the frigate Hermione. 

    La Fayette came to help the American settlers, led by George Washington, taking 6 000 men with him This event was the driving force behind the victories that led to the Independence of the United States

    The design of these coins is similar to that of an old medal. The obverse represents the portrait of the Marquis de La Fayette in profile, in the same way as the coins of the Monarchy or the Empire were presented. The reverse represents in the center a coat of arms composed by the visual of the Hermione, the frigate used by the Marquis de Lafayette to travel from France to Boston On the upper part of the coat of arms are fleurs de lys echoing the monarchy The coat of arms is surrounded by French and American flags echoing the signature of the United States Independence.

    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.