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.
Click here to discover the Paris 2024 collections on video !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, ...
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 2022, the Montmartre Sacré-Coeur Basilica will be presented. Located
at the top of a mound, the Basilica dominates the city. Its dome is over 200 metres
above the River Seine, it is the highest point in Paris after the Eiffel Tower.
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.
Monnaie de Paris celebrates the Olympic and Paralympic Games with various innovative and new collections over several years, showcasing the sportsmen and the Olympic spirit. Collection coins, commemorative 2€, gold and silver Euro or medallions, these collections put the spotlight on the disciplines, places and icons of the Olympics.
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.
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