On the occasion of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to these renowned international competitions through a collection honoring sport, its value, the athletes but also the host country's heritage. Olympism and Paralympism are celebrated.
The Olympic collection is not only about sport, but also about the heritage of the host country. Particularly for this edition, the games will be held in the heart of the city, which is why the iconic Parisian locations will be spotlighted.
In 2023, the Louvre Museum will be presented. Once the palace of kings, it has embraced the history of France for eight centuries. Conceived from its creation in 1793 as a universal museum, its collections, which are among the finest in the world, cover several millennia and a territory that stretches from America to the borders of Asia.
The reverse side of the series shows a view of Paris where the Seine looks like an athletics track. The Eiffel Tower dominates the city and illuminates the competition.