In 2021, Monnaie de Paris is inaugurating a new series based on literary styles and authors who have marked the history of literature in France and abroad.
On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his birth, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to Jean de La Fontaine, the greatest French fabulist and member of the Académie française.
Through his texts, Jean de la Fontaine still fascinates us today by using animals to represent the great traits of human character.
Dedicated to the Dauphin Louis of France, Jean de la Fontaine leaves us a literary legacy of more than 250 fables as well as numerous collections of stories and poems.
On the face, a pencil drawing of Jean de La Fontaine portrait is represented on a textured background to recall old books.
The pictogram created especially by Thomas BAAS for Monnaie de Paris for the 400th anniversary of his birth is also present as well as Monnaie de Paris logo.
The faces of the 8 coins of the miniset are visible in a brilliant uncirculated finish.
The reverse sides of the 8 coins also appear, as well as Monnaie de Paris and the logo 400the anniversary of Jean de La Fontaine.