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Le Mans 24H - Centenary
50€ 1/4 Oz gold coin - Proof Quality Yeardate 2023

€790.00
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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 500
Millésime 2023
Valeur faciale 50€
100 years after the first edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's greatest endurance race celebrates 100 years of emotions, speed and performance. To mark this centenary, Monnaie de Paris is paying tribute to this legendary competition by ...
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Le Mans 24H - Centenary 50€ 1/4 Oz gold coin Proof Quality Yeardate 2023
€790.00

    Description

    100 years after the first edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's greatest endurance race celebrates 100 years of emotions, speed and performance. To mark this centenary, Monnaie de Paris is paying tribute to this legendary competition by creating a brand new trophy for the occasion and minting a collection of gold and silver coins.

    The obverse of this collector coin features two racing cars on a 24-hour clock. The reverse polishing on the top of the coin distinguishes between day and night, providing additional contrast and depth of reading. The headlights of the vehicle driving at night illuminate the "100" of the 24H of the Mans centenary, while lighting the way beyond this edition of the competition. 

    On the reverse, we find two portraits of drivers facing each other. The face on the left suggests a driver from the beginning of the 20th century, taking part in the first edition of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's endurance grand prix, while the face on the right shows the evolution of a century of motor racing. The layout of the 24H circuit acts here as a mirror, a window opening on the past but also on the future.

    Entirely conceived and manufactured in France, these coins were designed by Joaquin Jiménez, General Engraver of the Monnaie de Paris, who was also behind the creation of the 24 Hours of Le Mans centennial trophy.

    The Collection

    On the occasion of the centenary of the first edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's greatest endurance car race, Monnaie de Paris is taking part in this anniversary by designing and producing the brand new trophy that will be awarded to the winning team of the 2023 edition, as well as striking a new collection of coins.

    As an artist and motorsport enthusiast, it is a great honor for me to have been able to design and create the trophy for the 100th edition of the 24H du Mans. The coins of this collection tell a human adventure around and in the heart of an exceptional and unique competition in the world, which links time, the event and history.

    Engraver word
    24 Hours of Le Mans
    24 Hours of Le Mans

    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.