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.
After the first collection launch, which celebrated the upcoming new album « Asterix and the Griffon » in 2021, once again, Monnaie de Paris keeps on paying tribute to the most famous Gaul in 2022 for the second part of the collection.This m...
Asterix Sold out by phone and on our website Coinset Brilliant Uncirculated quality yeardate 2021
After the first collection launch, which celebrated the upcoming new album « Asterix and the Griffon » in 2021, once again, Monnaie de Paris keeps on paying tribute to the most famous Gaul in 2022 for the second part of the collection.
This miniset celebrates the friendship between Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix. It contains 8 coins, minted in Brilliant Uncirculated quality and dated 2022, placed in a hexagonal shape, with the 2€ coin in the center.
The face of the miniset represents a picture of the famous trio presenting the assortment of coins.
On the reverse, we find the details of all the coins.
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.
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 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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