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10011334390000

Asterix
Mini-medal Asterix - Mini medal 34 mm

€5.50
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Diameter 34 mm
Metal CUPRONICKEL
Weight 17.7 g
Qualité Uncirculated
Metal : common metal silver colorDiameter : 34 mmThe mini-medal, silver color, represents Asterix, the hero and principal character of the Gallic village of Armorica. Asterix is colorized by the pad-printing technical with the original colors that...
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Asterix Mini-medal Asterix Mini medal 34 mm
€5.50

    Description

    • Metal : common metal silver color
    • Diameter : 34 mm

    The mini-medal, silver color, represents Asterix, the hero and principal character of the Gallic village of Armorica. Asterix is colorized by the pad-printing technical with the original colors that underline the modelling technique. In the background you can see the houses of the Gallic village.
    At the bottom center is the copyright of Editions Albert René, which attests to the collaboration of Monnaie de Paris and the publisher.

    The reverse represents the common design of Monnaie de Paris' tourist medals. 

    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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