SKU
10011354030000

Lucky Luke
Mini-medal Grave Digger - White metal 34mm

€5.50
  • Available in store
    Address : 2 bis rue Guénégaud, 75006 Paris
    More
More Information
Diameter 34 mm
Metal CUPRONICKEL
Weight 17.7 g
Mintage 20000
Qualité Uncirculated
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the fastest trigger in the West, the Monnaie de Paris launches in 2021 a collection of colourful mini-medals to the characters figures from Morris' comic strip. The mini-medals will be distributed in three wave...
main product photo
Lucky Luke Mini-medal Grave Digger White metal 34mm
€5.50

    Description

    To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the fastest trigger in the West, the Monnaie de Paris launches in 2021 a collection of colourful mini-medals to the characters figures from Morris' comic strip. The mini-medals will be distributed in three waves. Each mini-medal is packaged in a card with the main elements of the Lucky Luke universe.

    The Collection

    Monnaie de Paris unveils a collection dedicated to the universe of Lucky Luke, celebrating in 2021 the 75th anniversary of the lone cowboy, a few months after the release of the new album of the series, A Cowboy in high cotton.

    Translating comic book characters is an interesting but perilous exercise. The transition from comic strip to volume must faithfully transcribe the clear line of Morris and Achdé's work. These coins and medals are the faithful representation of a graphic line proper to the Franco-Belgian artist, it is a tribute in three dimensions paid by the craftsmen of Monnaie de Paris to the universe of Lucky Luke.

    Engraver word
    Lucky Luke
    Lucky Luke
    Lucky Luke

    Our craftman

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • 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.