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Astérix
New Comic Blister - White metal 34mm

€9.50
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Diameter 34 mm
Metal CUPRONICKEL
Weight 17.7 g
Mintage 2021
Qualité Uncirculated
One year after the passing of Uderzo, the Monnaie de Paris wanted to pay tribute to the creator and illustrator of the most famous Gaulish character: Asterix. The year 2021 also marks the release of the new album of the saga: "Asterix and the Grif...
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Astérix New Comic Blister White metal 34mm
€9.50

    Description

    One year after the passing of Uderzo, the Monnaie de Paris wanted to pay tribute to the creator and illustrator of the most famous Gaulish character: Asterix.

    The year 2021 also marks the release of the new album of the saga: "Asterix and the Griffin". In this new adventure, the two Gauls and their druid Getafix are about to embark on a long and mysterious journey.

    This very limited blister pack celebrates the launch of the 39th album of the winged Gaul: Asterix and the Griffin. On the front of the blister, we find Uderzo's characters, illustrated in this new opus of Asterix's adventures.

    On the obverse of the mini-medal, we find the Gallic with the winged helmet facing a strange and worrying figure, with impressive fangs and a beak of a bird of prey. But what is this strange creature ? The reverse of the blister is numbered and includes a short introduction to the album.

    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.