SKU
10011361540000

Asterix
Discovery Offer

€16.00
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Diameter 34 mm
Metal CUPRONICKEL
Weight 35.4 g
Mintage 2403
Qualité Uncirculated
In 2022, Monnaie de Paris is launching a new collection of mini-medals in an opaque pouch on the most famous Gaul! Each pouch contains a randomly colored and yeardated mini-medal from the new Asterix collection.To allow fans of magic potion, boars...
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Asterix Discovery Offer
€16.00

    Description

    In 2022, Monnaie de Paris is launching a new collection of mini-medals in an opaque pouch on the most famous Gaul! Each pouch contains a randomly colored and yeardated mini-medal from the new Asterix collection.

    To allow fans of magic potion, boars and menhirs to launch their collection, the Monnaie de Paris is offering a limited quantity of a collector's album and two random mini-medal pouches at a special price. Each pouch contains a random mini-medal from the Asterix collection.

    Those who manage to collect the 12 different mini-medals in the collection will then receive a 13th mini-medal, adorned with the legendary magic potion!

    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 MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • 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.

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