French Excellence Boucheron
50€ Gold Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2018

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Diameter 22 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 7.78 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 1000
Millésime 2018
Valeur faciale 50€
An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhowThe alliance of two famous French companiesThis collector coin highlights the triumphant nature of Place Vendôme. Iconic place for jewel and watch makers, Boucheron was the first to open its boutiq...
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French Excellence Boucheron 50€ Gold Coin Proof quality yeardate 2018


    • An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhow
    • The alliance of two famous French companies
    This collector coin highlights the triumphant nature of Place Vendôme. Iconic place for jewel and watch makers, Boucheron was the first to open its boutique there. The coins are embellished by an emerald shape. 

    The obverse of this coin highlights the Vendôme square in an emerald shape. The view of the square puts on the first sight the famous column. The ivy leaves climb on it, symbolising the triumphant nature. The RF letters are surrounded by ivy leaves on the middle part of the coin.  

    The reverse of this coin shows an aerial image of the Vendôme Place. From this place emerges a triumphant nature beautified by ivy leaves where visible ribs are embellished by little diamonds drawings. These ivy leaves are like coming towards us. The face value is viewable on the middle part of the coin, on the left.  

    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.