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Monna Lisa
1 Kg gold coin - Proof quality yeardate 2019

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Diameter 100 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 1000 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 19
Millésime 2019
Valeur faciale 5000€
The confluence of two symbols of prestige à la française : the Louvre and Monnaie de ParisA tribute to a Renaissance jewel displayed at the LouvreAn exceptional coinThis hand-engraved one-kilogram gold coin is a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci and to...
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Monna Lisa 1 Kg gold coin Proof quality yeardate 2019 | Monnaie de Paris
1 Kg gold coin - Proof quality yeardate 2019

    Description

    • The confluence of two symbols of prestige à la française : the Louvre and Monnaie de Paris
    • A tribute to a Renaissance jewel displayed at the Louvre
    • An exceptional coin

    This hand-engraved one-kilogram gold coin is a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci and to his masterpiece displayed at the Louvre. To make it come to life, Joaquin Jimenez, the Director of Engraving Creation at Monnaie de Paris, immersed himself in history and in his countless achievements.

    With only 19 copies minted, it unveils the portrait of Mona Lisa on its obverse. Perfectly reproduced, she is idealised by an ethereal drawing of the well known pyramid, another major symbol of the Louvre museum, which bedecks her like a halo. In the background, the finely chiseled landscape corresponds to the painting’s. On the reverse, a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci as a scientist and inventor.

    This exceptional coin, allegory of the creative genius, is presented in a black lacquer case in order to enable its exposure while protecting it. A golden frame, identical to the one of the masterpiece, surrounds its cradle. Slipped in a discreet compartment, a pair of gloves, indispensable to its handling, is accompanied by a brochure and a certificate of authenticity.

    The Collection

    Launched in 2017, this series pays tribute in the biggest masterpieces of our museums and commemorates the trends and influences of our History - Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism...

    The Museums' Masterpieces series, or when art meets art. Every year it is a great pleasure to pay tribute to such extraordinary artworks, but it is also a challenge for engraving! That of sublimating these artworks as best we can and using our ancestral methods to translate the artistic power and subliminal effects of these immense original artists. 

    Engraver word
    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    The persistence of memory
    Van Gogh

    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.