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.
In 2021, three sports will be featured on the classic collector coins: Judo, Swimming and Wheelchair Tennis. In the following years and until 2024, there will be four sports per year. This coin is part of the series which will honor, for the next three years, the athlete at the heart of his or her movement.
On the obverse, particular attention has been paid to the treatment of postures and attitudes to convey the athlete's concentration and the intensity of the moment. On this coin, swimming is illustrated with a swimmer doing the front crawl.
The reverse side of the series presents 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.