Click here to discover the Paris 2024 collections on video !On the occasion of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to this renowned international competition through a collection honoring sport, its value, the athletes but ...
On the occasion of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to this renowned international competition through a collection honoring sport, its value, the athletes but also the host country's heritage. The Olympic and Paralympic Games are celebrated.
A rich collection that begins with the handover of the flag between Tokyo and Paris to mark the countdown to 2024.
This collector coin symbolises the handover of the relay between Japan and France, two hosts nations of the Olympic games. On the obverse, the relay indicator is passed between a Japanese sportsman and a French sportswoman (who can be identified by ther nail art). In the background, the Tokyo Tower seems to be answering to its Parisian peer, the Eiffel Tower.
On the reverse, the Japanese and French flags are side by side and the central circle of the Japanese flag moves to the right to become rings, a reference to the Olympic rings. The emblem of PARIS2024 completes this composition.
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.