Modern Warfare 1917 - 2017
1 Oz Gold coin - Proof quality Yeardate 2017

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Diameter 37 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 31.1 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 2017
Valeur faciale 200€
Series launched in  2014  for the Great War CentenaryHighlighting of the experience of men and women  during the conflictThis year, the link between military and civilian world is illustrated by the aviationThe obverse of this 200€ ...
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Modern Warfare 1917 - 2017 1 Oz Gold coin Proof quality Yeardate 2017 | Monnaie de Paris
1 Oz Gold coin - Proof quality Yeardate 2017


    • Series launched in  2014  for the Great War Centenary
    • Highlighting of the experience of men and women  during the conflict
    • This year, the link between military and civilian world is illustrated by the aviation
    The obverse of this 200€ gold coin shows families coming to see planes take off, a true attraction at the time. A plane is already in the sky between the poppy and the cornflower whereas Geroges Guynemer’s SPAD is about to take off…
    … and flies overs a battlefield dominated by two Saint-Chamond tanks, representing how 1917 saw the first battles in which French tanks saw action. A doughboy is depicted in the foreground, representing the entry of the United States into the war.

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      Our creations are enamelled using a rare technique known as grand feu enamelling. Another workshop sends the enameller a decoration, piece of jewellery or struck medal with hollow spaces on its surface. Using a dip pen, needle or brush, the enameller fills these hollows with enamel, which they have prepared themselves. The fixing of the variously coloured enamel powders is controlled by short, successive firings at 900 degrees.


      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


      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.