P-38 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
1/4 oz gold coin - Proof quality yeardate 2019

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Diameter 22 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 7.78 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 250
Millésime 2019
Valeur faciale 50€
Coins designed in collaboration with Romain Hugault, famous comics writerTribute to the planes that have marked HistoryThe P-38, mythical plane of Saint-ExupérySold for the benefit of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry FoundationMonnaie de Paris pays tr...
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P-38 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1/4 oz gold coin Proof quality yeardate 2019


    • Coins designed in collaboration with Romain Hugault, famous comics writer
    • Tribute to the planes that have marked History
    • The P-38, mythical plane of Saint-Exupéry
    • Sold for the benefit of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation

    Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major aircraft along History. Every year two planes are honoured. The P-38 Lightning is a World War II fighter designed by Lockheed. A prototype made its first flight on January 27, 1939. Among the many pilots of P-38 or derived, we find the French pilot-writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    The Collection

    This series on aviation and history has been designed to pay tribute to the planes that left the greatest marks on the history of aviation. From the Spirit of Saint Louis to the most modern planes such as the A380, all plane types and eras are featured.
    Alpha Jet
    Mustang P51

    Our craftman


      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 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.