The Summer Olympic games that will take place in Paris are the opportunity, for Monnaie de Paris to celebrate this major international competition through a series celebrating Sport, its values, the athletes but also the heritage of the host country. Olympism and Paralympism will be highlighted on those products, struck in France in our art workshops.
Such an event is an opportunity for the Monnaie de Paris to continue to renew itself to offer even more beautiful and innovative products. For the first time, the institute's presses are minting hexagonal coins, in tribute to the French territory.
After depicting Marianne (2021) and the Genius (2022), the obverse of these coins shows the Sower, practicing pugilism. In the background we can see the Pont Neuf, considered as the oldest stone bridge in Paris. It is located few meters away from Monnaie de Paris.
This design is also featured on the commemorative €2 coins, available only in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated quality