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.

Emblematic coins

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.