Napoleon is a member of this lineage of heads of state who used the medal as instrument of basis of the power and the propaganda. This is the way numerous are the archives which represent the acts of war and the politics depicting the napoleonic period. Realized in his lifetime, effigies were after his death intended to maintain Napoleon's legend. Napoleon 1st is also and above all a charismatic figure symbolizing the French Empire, known for his quotations (as that of the battle of Pyramids) and his called atypical hat the " Small hat ".
Monnaie de Paris is the oldest institution of France, fully qualified teacher of the label « Entreprise du patrimoine vivant » and « Joaillerie de France ». Leaning on the excellence and the ancestral character of its techniques, the creative craftsmen draw, engrave, knock, print, polish and gild. They immortalize the tradition of the struck medal, the unique and specific know-how, marked with an awl, the horn of plenty, parking of the origin and the authenticity.
Medals, unique creations of Monnaie de Paris
Monnaie de Paris is registered the history and the French culture in the noble metal. Craftsmen engravers immortalize and develop a know-how, a fruit of a tradition of 12 centuries. The heart of job by the Parisian workshops is the monetary strike. This technique is transposed into the manufacturing of medals and constitutes the exceptional character. All the medals are manufactured, created to celebrate and commemorate an event of the life.