- France seen by a famous fashion designer : Jean Paul Gaultier
- First wave of the complete series of 24 10€ silver coins
- Coin sold in its exclusive cardboard
France by Jean Paul Gaultier 10€ Silver coin "Basque country, Euskal Herria" - Circulating Quality Yeardate 2017
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.