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Asterix
Travel - 10€ Silver Coin - Yeardate 2022

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Asterix
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    Diameter 31 mm
    Metal SILVER 333‰
    Weight 17 g
    Qualité Uncirculated
    Mintage 75000
    Millésime 2022
    Valeur faciale 10€
    Through their perilous adventures, Asterix and Obelix travel the world and explore all sorts of lands. They even reach the land of the Indus on a flying carpet! 
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    Asterix Travel - 10€ Silver Coin Yeardate 2022 | Monnaie de Paris
    Travel - 10€ Silver Coin - Yeardate 2022
    €12.00

      Description

      Through their perilous adventures, Asterix and Obelix travel the world and explore all sorts of lands. They even reach the land of the Indus on a flying carpet! 

      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.

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      Our craftman

      • THE ENAMELLER

        Our creations are enamelled using a rare technique known as grand feu enamelling. Another workshop sends the enameller a decoration, piece of jewellery or struck medal with hollow spaces on its surface. Using a dip pen, needle or brush, the enameller fills these hollows with enamel, which they have prepared themselves. The fixing of the variously coloured enamel powders is controlled by short, successive firings at 900 degrees.

      • 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.

      • 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.

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