Monnaie de Paris is offering an exceptional half-kilo silver coin, produced entirely in the workshops of the Manufacture. The craftsmen used tampograhy - a printing technique that applies thin layers of paint using stamps impregnated with different colours - to reproduce the self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh on the coin, while the frame is stamped in the metal.
L'autoportrait de van gogh
In 2020, Van Gogh's self-portrait will be honoured with a series of rectangular gold and silver coins in reference to the original work
Between 1886 and 1889, the Dutch Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh produced a series of self-portraits, one of the most famous, resulting from the three self-portraits of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, is exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. The work is reproduced in part on the coin, "placed" on a representation of one of the facades of the Musée d'Orsay. The reverse, common to the series, presents views of several French museums.