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Asterix and the Olympic Games
50€ colorised Silver 5oz coin  - Proof quality yeardate 2024

€665.00
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Diameter 50 mm
Metal SILVER 999‰
Weight 155.5 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 2024
Valeur faciale 50€
This collector coin in colorized silver highlights sport through a humorous pose in which Obelix and a Roman challenge each other to a race. The field of the coin is also engraved with elements relating to sport and Olympism.The reverse side featu...
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Asterix and the Olympic Games 50€ colorised Silver 5oz coin Proof quality yeardate 2024
€665.00

    Description

    This collector coin in colorized silver highlights sport through a humorous pose in which Obelix and a Roman challenge each other to a race. The field of the coin is also engraved with elements relating to sport and Olympism.

    The reverse side features the cover of the comic strip "Asterix at the Olympic Games", with Asterix proudly bearing the face value of the coin.


    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.

    Engraver word
    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.