Jacques Chirac
20€ silver coin - Proof quality yeardate 2020

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Diameter 33 mm
Metal SILVER 900‰
Weight 18 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 10000
Millésime 2020
Valeur faciale 20€
Major figure in the French historyA tribute paid to a great StatesmanBorn on November 29th, 1932 in Paris to parents from Correze, Jacques Chirac had more than 40 years of political life and held the highest offices of the Republic.This career beg...
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Jacques Chirac 20€ silver coin Proof quality yeardate 2020


    Major figure in the French history
    A tribute paid to a great Statesman

    Born on November 29th, 1932 in Paris to parents from Correze, Jacques Chirac had more than 40 years of political life and held the highest offices of the Republic.

    This career began in 1962 when he joined the cabinet of Prime Minister Georges Pompidou. At the same time, he was elected Municipal Councillor in Correze.

    In 1972, he was appointed Minister of Agriculture under the presidency of Georges Pompidou. In 1974, he joined forces with Valery Giscard d’Estaing who, once elected President, appointed him Prime Minister. He entered the National Assembly where he was elected Deputy in 1976. He was the first mayor of Paris to be elected by universal suffrage in 1977. Jacques Chirac was then appointed Prime Minister in 1986 during the presidential term of Francois Mitterrand.

    In 1995, Jacques Chirac was elected President of the Republic. In 2002, he was largely re-elected facing Jean-Marie Le Pen. In 2007, he decided not to stand for re-election and devoted himself to his foundation created in 2008. He passed away on September 26th, 2019 at the age of 86.  

    On the obverse of the coin, the politician has a solemn pose that refers to his election of President of the French Republic in 1995. Jacques Chirac is surrounded by symbols that have marked his history, such as his Seal, which refers to his two presidential mandates, and Chupicaro, emblem of the Quai Branly Museum, which refers to Jacques Chirac's passion for Primitive Arts. 

    The Collection

    Youngest member of the government when he was appointed Secretary of State in 1967, Minister of Agriculture from 1972 to 1974, Prime Minister of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing from 1974 to 1976, Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995, then President of the Republic from 1995 to 2007, Jacques Chirac is one of the greatest figures of the contemporary French political scene. Passed away a year ago, on September 26, 2019, Monnaie de Paris paid tribute to him with the release of two 10€ and 20€ commemorative silver coins.
    Jacques Chirac

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      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 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.