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Golds of France - The Napoleon III
2500€ Gold coin - BU quality - Yeardate 2023

€2,500.00
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Diameter 41 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 25 g
Qualité Brilliant Uncirculated
Finition spéciale appliquée à certaines monnaies de collection. Elles sont frappées avec un outillage neuf et présentent un aspect brillant et parfait, sans aucune trace de dégradation du fait qu'elles n'ont jamais été mises en circulation.
Mintage 2000
Millésime 2023
Valeur faciale 2500€
Since 2008, Monnaie de Paris has been honouring the symbols of French numismatics over three years by revisiting them through the codes of contemporary coinage. After the Sower, Hercules, the Rooster, Marianne as well as natural symbols, Monnaie d...
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Golds of France - The Napoleon III 2500€ Gold coin BU quality - Yeardate 2023
€2,500.00

    Description

    Since 2008, Monnaie de Paris has been honouring the symbols of French numismatics over three years by revisiting them through the codes of contemporary coinage. After the Sower, Hercules, the Rooster, Marianne as well as natural symbols, Monnaie de Paris highlights in 2023 three historical and emblematic coins that have built the French numismatic heritage.

    Reinterpretation of the Napoleonic franc engraved by Jean-Jacques Barre, this coin features a laureate portrait of Emperor Napoleon III on its obverse. this profile was strongly inspired by that of his uncle Napoleon, who himself built his image on the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. To the right of his profile, we find the Napoleonic coat of arms initially present on the reverse of the imperial coins.

    The reverse side of this new collection highlights the three eras to which the three inspirations of this trilogy belong. Set in a hexagon, these three graphic friezes interpret the French flag in its heraldic form. The face value, the RF logo and the guarantee marks complete the composition of this reverse. 

    First stage of the Golds of France series, this coin is the perfect gift for history lovers and enthusiasts alike.

    The Collection

    Launched in January 2023, this new trilogy of Gold & Silver euros will go back in time from the Imperial period to the Burgundian dynasty of King John II the Good. The nobility of the metal merges with the historical richness of these coins, constituting a precious and modern collection, the Golds of France.

    Beyond the enhancement of a historical heritage, this collection highlights the works and engraving techniques of three pivotal periods in French history. The portraits were partially modernised and worked in a contemporary numismatic style without distorting the work of the original master engraver. An actual tribute to my illustrious predecessor

    Engraver word
    Ors de France

    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.