French Excellence - Dior
10000€ Gold Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2021

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Diameter 85 mm
Metal , ROSE GOLD 900‰
Weight 2022 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 1
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 10000€
In 2021, Monnaie de Paris is joining forces with Dior house to offer an exclusive collection combining their excellent know-how. A prestigious alliance that pays tribute to the know-how of the oldest French institution as well as to the floral tr...
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French Excellence - Dior 10000€ Gold Coin Proof quality yeardate 2021


    In 2021, Monnaie de Paris is joining forces with Dior house to offer an exclusive collection combining their excellent know-how.

    A prestigious alliance that pays tribute to the know-how of the oldest French institution as well as to the floral trail and the beauty of the bottle of the first-born fragrance created by Christian Dior.

    The very first 2kg gold coin. Never before had Monnaie de Paris created a coin with such a weight of gold. To create it, Joaquin Jimenez, the General Engraver at Monnaie de Paris, immersed himself in the history of Dior and of its countless achievements, including the Miss Dior perfume.

    A single original, this exceptional coin bringing minting and casting together for the first time, takes the bottle’s historical shape and transposes it into a universe that allows transparency.

    To convey all that history, the idea was to play graphically with the star, Christian Dior’s luck charm, transmuted on the bottle into an open window, thereby becoming an allegory of the designer’s gaze.

    On its obverse, it unveils a drawing of the bottle.

    At its bottom, an armful of pink gold roses alludes to the components of the juice, but also to its colour. The delicate flowers - each of which with a singular shape - as well as the bow adorning the neck, were created inside Monnaie de Paris’s casting workshops. They were first waxed, then cast into metal before being brought to the surface of the yellow gold coin.

    On the reverse, the back of the bottle with parts of the bow, in relief, on either side of its neck, can be seen.

    Present on both sides of the coin, the houndstooth pattern, a finely chiseled element in the metal, was handled like a background.

    A unique auction

    La Monnaie de Paris, Dior and Sotheby's are joining together for an exceptional auction of the 2 Kilo pure gold coin on the 2nd of March 2022.

    Discover this unique coin which will be exhibited at Sotheby's in Paris (76 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris) from the 21st to 28th of February 2022.

    Click on this link to access the sale of this exceptional coin 

    Part of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the association 

    "For the preservation, enhancement and promotion of the flowers of the Grasse region".

    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.