Guillaume Apollinaire
50€ Gold Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2018

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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 250
Millésime 2018
Valeur faciale 50€
50€ gold coin, struck in Proof qualityCommemoration of Guillaume Apollinaire’s passing awayGuillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), born Guglielmo de Kostrowitzsky, is considered one of the greatest French poets of the 20th century. He is famous for his...
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Guillaume Apollinaire 50€ Gold Coin Proof quality yeardate 2018


    • 50€ gold coin, struck in Proof quality
    • Commemoration of Guillaume Apollinaire’s passing away

    Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), born Guglielmo de Kostrowitzsky, is considered one of the greatest French poets of the 20th century. He is famous for his calligrams and his acrostic poems. He is also the forefather of surrealism. He was admired during his lifetime by young poets who later formed the core of the surrealist group (André Breton, Louis Aragon, Philippe Soupault). 
    The year 2018 marks the anniversary of Guillaume Apollinaire’s passing away. 

    The obverse of the coin shows the calligram of Guillaume Apollinaire speaking about the Eiffel Tower. In the background, a landscape inspired by one of his famous poems, Pont Mirabeau, is represented.

    The reverse highlights the portrait of the painter which is behind a background of firs as a reference to his poem named “Les Sapins”. The face value and the name of the artist are written. 

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