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Moliere - - 400th anniversary of his birth
Coinset - Yeardate 2022

€43.00
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Diameter 50 mm
Metal CUPROALUNICKEL
Weight 120 g
Qualité Brilliant Uncirculated
Finition spéciale appliquée à certaines monnaies de collection. Elles sont frappées avec un outillage neuf et présentent un aspect brillant et parfait, sans aucune trace de dégradation du fait qu'elles n'ont jamais été mises en circulation.
Mintage 500
Millésime 2022
Valeur faciale 3.88
In 2021, Monnaie de Paris was 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 Jea...
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Moliere - - 400th anniversary of his birth Coinset Yeardate 2022 | Monnaie de Paris
Coinset - Yeardate 2022
€43.00

    Description

    In 2021, Monnaie de Paris was 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-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière, the greatest actor and playwright of French theatre.

    Through his texts, Molière still fascinates us today by staging incredible characters. His plays are both comic and critical, using laughter as a weapon to criticise the mores and constraints of his time.
    Protected by King Louis XIV, the latter invited him to perform at the Court, particularly at Versailles. 

    The pictogram created especially for the 400th anniversary of his birth is also present as well as Monnaie de Paris logo.

    The 8 coins of the miniset are visible in a brilliant uncirculated finish.

    The Collection

    The purpose of the Institutional Gold and Silver Euros series is to highlight a strong numismatic symbol. For the next three years, we have chosen to honour three natural symbols whose engravings have shaped the French monetary landscape: the Oak, the Laurel and the Wheat.
    The wheat
    The Laurel
    The Oak

    Our craftman

    • THE ENAMELLER

      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

      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.

    • 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.