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French Excellence - Dior
Medal - Silver 950

€350.00
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Diameter 50 mm
Weight 105 g
Mintage 888
Monnaie de Paris collaborates with a French house and creates, every year, a unique series inspired by two traditions of fine French craftsmanship. In 2021, Monnaie de Paris is joining forces with Dior house to offer an exclusive collection combi...
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French Excellence - Dior Medal Silver 950
€350.00

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    Monnaie de Paris collaborates with a French house and creates, every year, a unique series inspired by two traditions of fine French craftsmanship.


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


    Continuing the series, this silver medal highlights the codes of Dior House: the houndstooth, the roses and the couture bow.


    The intertwined letters DIOR, taken from an old brooch published by Dior, complete the decoration in the centre.


    The bow is highlighted by a colour deposit, recalling the colour of the Miss Dior perfume.


    The reverse side of this art object is decorated in the same way as the coins in the series, with the perfume name "Miss Dior" inscribed in the centre.


    The bow visible on the reverse side is also coloured.

    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 MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • 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.