French Excellence - Berluti
500€ Silver Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2020

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Diameter 34 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 1000 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 125
Millésime 2020
Valeur faciale 500€
An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhowThe alliance of two famous French companiesMonnaiede Paris collaborates with a French house and creates, every year, a uniqueseries inspired by two traditions of fine French craftsmanship. In 2020,...
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French Excellence - Berluti 500€ Silver Coin Proof quality yeardate 2020


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

    Monnaiede Paris collaborates with a French house and creates, every year, a uniqueseries inspired by two traditions of fine French craftsmanship. In 2020, Monnaiede Paris celebrates Berluti, specialized in patinated leathershoes work for 125 years.

    The coins of this collection transcribe the craft of the shoe through the trace of steps. The Berluti emblemis 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.

    This one kilo silver coin is a tribute tothe Berluti Maison and its 125 years of craftsmanship. To create it, JoaquinJimenez, General Engraver at Monnaie de Paris, has been immersed in the history of the Maison and its identity: The coin was designed in the shape of aheel "the attack of the march". It is the heel that leaves the most important mark. It thus evokes the trace that Berluti leaves in the world offootwear.

    Its shape also evokes a coat of arms that could be that of the House, in which the brand's values and messages are represented.

    On the obverse, the Berluti emblem is revealed in a leather insert patinated by Berluti craftsmen. This insert is a technical feat since it is crimped and embossed when the coin is struck. The heel iron protecting the sole is adorned with the Scritto, a tribute to the calligraphy and know-how of the Maison. 

    On the reverse, the nails, 125 in number, mark the 125 years of the Maison. A key element in the development of Berlutishoes, they are stamped in solid silver and give the illusion of the suppleness of the leather used by the brand on its riveted models.

    Footprints evoke movement, the future and the road ahead for the Berluti Maison.

    The patina and the countless shades of leather make each model unique.

    This exceptional masterpiece, of which125 pieces have been produced, celebrates the anniversary of Berluti, founded in 1895. 

    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.

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    Our craftman


      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.