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Asterix
500€ Gold Coin - Yeardate 2022

€500.00
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Diameter 27 mm
Weight 6 g
Qualité Brilliant Uncirculated
Finition spéciale appliquée à certaines monnaies de collection. Elles sont frappées avec un outillage neuf et présentent un aspect brillant et parfait, sans aucune trace de dégradation du fait qu'elles n'ont jamais été mises en circulation.
Mintage 5000
Millésime 2022
Valeur faciale 500€
This year, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the characters of the most emblematic figures of the French comic strip, Asterix.This iconic scene of the front pages of the albums, drawn by Albert Uderzo is beautifully engraved, so finely that with th...
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Asterix 500€ Gold Coin Yeardate 2022
€500.00

    Description

    This year, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the characters of the most emblematic figures of the French comic strip, Asterix.

    This iconic scene of the front pages of the albums, drawn by Albert Uderzo is beautifully engraved, so finely that with the help of a magnifying glass you will be able to read the texts of Rene Goscinny, unless you already know them by heart ... 

    The reverse is common to all these series.


    The Collection

    After the launch of the first collection celebrating the release of the new album Asterix and the Griffin in 2021, the Monnaie de Paris continues to honour one of the emblematic figures of the French comic strip at the heart of this new innovative monetary collection.

    Translating comic book characters is an interesting but perilous exercise. The transition from comic strip to volume must faithfully transcribe the clear line of Uderzo’s and Conrad‘s work. These medals are the faithful representation of a graphic line proper to the french artist, it is a tribute in three dimensions paid by the craftsmen of Monnaie de Paris to the universe of Asterix.

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    Asterix coins

    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.

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