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10041344390000

French Excellence - Berluti
200€ Gold Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2020

€3,000.00
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Diameter 37 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 31.1 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 250
Millésime 2020
Valeur faciale 200€
An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhowThe alliance of two famous French companiesMonnaie de Paris collaborates with a French house and creates, every year, a unique series inspired by two traditions of fine French craftsmanship. In 202...
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French Excellence - Berluti 200€ Gold Coin Proof quality yeardate 2020
€3,000.00

    Description

    • An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhow
    • The alliance of two famous French companies

    Monnaie de Paris collaborates with a French house and creates, every year, a unique series inspired by two traditions of fine French craftsmanship. In 2020, Monnaie de Paris celebrates Berluti, specialized in patinated leather shoes work for 125 years.

    The coins of this collection transcribe the craft of the shoe through the trace of steps. The Berluti emblem is revealed at the heart of the creation. The iron of the heel protecting the sole is adorned with the House's Scritto, a tribute to the calligraphy and know-how of the House.

    The obverse of this coin representsthe heel of the shoe. The Berluti emblem is revealed at the heart of thecreation. The iron of the heel protecting the sole is adorned with the House's Scritto,a tribute to the calligraphy and know-how of the House. The bottom of the heelis adorned with a checkerboard with the Berluti coat of arms. The words"125 years" echo the anniversary celebrated by the House in 2020. 

    The reverse represents the nails, numbering 125, marking the 125 years of the House. The footsteps evoke not only the trace but also the road that leads to the Berluti House. The face value, the mintage and the engravings are also visible on this reverse. 

    The Collection

    Founded in 864, Monnaie of Paris is the oldest company in the world. It has cultivated tradition in the metal artworks for twelve centuries. As such, it is an associate member of Colbert Committee, gathering the greatest French luxury companies. In 2014, Monnaie of Paris is celebrating its 1150th anniversary. For this occasion, Monnaie of Paris is launching a new collection named "French Excellence". The aim is to highlight every year one of the art crafts that constitute the unique heritage of French luxury, by working with one major house belonging to Colbert Committee.

    La rencontre du métal et du parfum : un défi incroyable que nous avons relevé avec passion. J’ai souhaité exprimer la finesse de l’essence des fleurs chères à Christian Dior, ainsi que le touché et le tombé d’un tissu, hommage à son talent de couturier. C’est avec cet objectif en tête que nous avons pu réaliser cette série et particulièrement la monnaie de 2 kilos Or, une vraie prouesse technique et la première pièce d’un tel poids jamais frappée par la Monnaie de Paris.

    Engraver word
    Berluti
    Berluti
    Berluti

    Our craftman

    • 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.