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Girl with a Pearl Earring
10€ Silver Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2021

€82.00
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Diameter 31 mm
Metal SILVER 999‰
Weight 22.2 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 3000
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 10€
Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France. The obverse represents Vermeer's famous work "The Girl with a Pearl Earring".The "Museum Masterpiece" stamp that defines this series h...
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Girl with a Pearl Earring 10€ Silver Coin Proof quality yeardate 2021
€82.00

    Description

    Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.

     

    The obverse represents Vermeer's famous work "The Girl with a Pearl Earring".

    The "Museum Masterpiece" stamp that defines this series has been added to the top of the coin and blends in with the work. At the bottom of the painting, the façade of the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris, where the work was first exhibited outside the Netherlands 100 years ago, in 1921, has been engraved. The sumptuous frame surrounding the work was created by the engravers of Monnaie de Paris.The name of the work and the artist also complete the decoration. The year 2021 appears at the top left.

     

    The reverse is common to the series. It depicts several views of many major French museums. An interior view of the Musée d’Orsay, on the top left, is recognizable by its distinctive clock. Beside that is a view of the façade of the Louvre as seen from the Napoleon courtyard where the pyramid is located. Below these two elements, a fresco shows the Hôtel Salé, which houses the Picasso Museum. The lower portion of the reverse side features a view of the façade of Hôtel Biron, the current Rodin Museum, and above, the famous Centre Pompidou stairway. The face value and the words “République Française” are also inscribed on the reverse side.

    The Collection

    Launched in 2017, this series pays tribute in the biggest masterpieces of our museums and commemorates the trends and influences of our History - Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism...

    The Museums' Masterpieces series, or when art meets art. Every year it is a great pleasure to pay tribute to such extraordinary artworks, but it is also a challenge for engraving! That of sublimating these artworks as best we can and using our ancestral methods to translate the artistic power and subliminal effects of these immense original artists. 

    Engraver word
    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    The persistence of memory
    Van Gogh

    Our craftman

    • 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.