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10041308210000

French Excellence Guy Savoy
1/4 Oz Gold coin - Proof quality Yeardate 2017

€660.00
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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 2017
Valeur faciale 50€
An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhowThe alliance of two famous French companiesMonnaie de Paris collaborates with a French house and creates every year a unique series inspired by two traditions of fine French craftsmanship. In 2017,...
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French Excellence Guy Savoy 1/4 Oz Gold coin Proof quality Yeardate 2017 | Monnaie de Paris
1/4 Oz Gold coin - Proof quality Yeardate 2017
€660.00

    Description

    • An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhow
    • The alliance of two famous French companies
    Monnaie de Paris collaborates with a French house and creates every year a unique series inspired by two traditions of fine French craftsmanship. In 2017, Monnaie de Paris celebrates Michelin starred Chef Guy Savoy whose restaurant was appointed Best Restaurant in the world.

    The series makes references to the gastronomic register of the starred Chef : the egg, the truffle, the asparagus…
    This 50€ Gold coin has the shape of a fondue pot with in its center a cooked egg. The reverse is also adorned with the four essential elements to the cook’s alchemical work. The obverse presents Guy Savoy’s right had print and is covered with drawings of ingredients used by the cook : the asparagus, a John Dory, an artichoke, an oyster…

    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
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    Our craftman

    • THE ENAMELLER

      Our creations are enamelled using a rare technique known as grand feu enamelling. Another workshop sends the enameller a decoration, piece of jewellery or struck medal with hollow spaces on its surface. Using a dip pen, needle or brush, the enameller fills these hollows with enamel, which they have prepared themselves. The fixing of the variously coloured enamel powders is controlled by short, successive firings at 900 degrees.

    • 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.

    • THE MINTER

      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.