French Excellence Boucheron
1 Kilo Gold Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2018

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Diameter 37 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 11
Millésime 2018
Valeur faciale 5000€
An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhowThe alliance of two famous French companiesExtraordinary coin with crimp of ivy leaf decorated by diamondsDimensions : 89 x 95 mmThis coin of one Kilo Gold is made such as an octagonal shape evokin...
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French Excellence Boucheron 1 Kilo Gold Coin Proof quality yeardate 2018


    • An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhow
    • The alliance of two famous French companies
    • Extraordinary coin with crimp of ivy leaf decorated by diamonds
    • Dimensions : 89 x 95 mm

    This coin of one Kilo Gold is made such as an octagonal shape evoking an emerald and honouring the exemplary work of the Maison Boucheron. The coin is struck in only 11 pieces. 
    Entirely hand-engraved, the coin is full of finer details. The reverse offers a birds-eye view on the Place Vendôme and its stunning mansions signed by the architect Mansart, associated with the softness of the vegetals. 
    On the square covered by « Clou de Paris » cobblestones, the showy ivy flourishes giving way to a leaf paved with 31 white diamonds, as nature takes back its rights and feminity its flight. 
    On the obverse, we can find the Vendôme column, nicely rolled by ivy, showing at the background the historic building of the Maison Boucheron. 
    The Kilo Gold Coin was realised thanks to a plaster. After several hours of handwork by the master engraver, it gave a volume draft. Revealing at this stage the best precision as well as the contemporary and audacious setting it led to imagine the lighting effect taking place thanks to the assembly and perfect setting of the diamonds.
    This coin with finer edges follows the same craft skills used for the high jewellery : time and importance of the manual work predominate and ensure the excellence for the final result. 

    A work of art in its own right with stunning ornament, this exceptional piece is presented into a gorgeous case with emerald size which honours the elegance of the Maison thanks to the mix between varnish, smooth leather, metal and glass. 
    This precious case allows to expose the coin by protecting it and contains a compartment where are put a pair of gloves, a magnifying glass, a brochure and a certificate of authenticity. 

    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.

    It is obviously the meeting of two great French houses, the Louvre and Monnaie de Paris, that nourishes this edition, but also the meeting of know-how several centuries apart. It is actually a great emotion to engrave again these historical motifs as the craftsmen of the time were able to do in their time. I feel like I am in the shoes of the Pharaoh's personal engraver more than three millennia later.

    Engraver word

    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.