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.
Coins designed in collaboration with Romain Hugault, famous comics author.Tribute to the planes that have marked History.The Rafale Marine, an iconic plane of the French National Navy.In 2022, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to The Dassault Aviation...
Coins designed in collaboration with Romain Hugault, famous comics author.
Tribute to the planes that have marked History.
The Rafale Marine, an iconic plane of the French National Navy.
In 2022, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to The Dassault Aviation Rafale, an omnirole combat aircraft developed for the French Navy and Air Force, delivered from May 18th, 2001 and entered service in 2002 in the Navy.
The obverse represents a Rafale in full approach with the landing hook deployed. In the background, we can see the aircraft carrier in the open sea.
The naval aviation cockade is inscribed around the perimeter.
The "Rafale" signature is affixed to the Navy anchor.
The reverse, common to the series, features the profiles of two pilots, symbolising the different eras and types of use: civil and military. In the sky are several aircrafts, also representing the different eras and uses, in a tribute to the history of aviation.
The face value is inscribed on the bottom left of the reverse side, as is the symbol “RF”.
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.
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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