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Rugby Wolrd Cup France 2023 - rugby 200th anniversary
10€ Silver coin  - Proof quality yeardate 2023

€98.00
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Metal SILVER 999‰
Weight 14.7 g
Qualité Proof
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.
Mintage 5000
Millésime 2023
Valeur faciale 10€
In 2023, France will host its second Rugby World Cup, following the 2007 tournament. This competition is the most prestigious rugby tournament in the world, and has been held every four years since 1987.  To prepare for this major sporting ev...
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Rugby Wolrd Cup France 2023 - rugby 200th anniversary 10€ Silver coin Proof quality yeardate 2023
€98.00

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    In 2023, France will host its second Rugby World Cup, following the 2007 tournament. This competition is the most prestigious rugby tournament in the world, and has been held every four years since 1987.  To prepare for this major sporting event, Monnaie de Paris, in collaboration with Rugby World Cup 2023, has launched a series of collector coins celebrating the sport.

    The year 2023 is of dual significance for rugby: beyond the International Competition, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of this iconic sport. Legend has it that rugby was born in 1823 at Rugby City College in England, when William Webb Ellis started running with the ball in his arms during a game of football. This series celebrates this sport that has now become unmissable in a vast part of the world.

    Oval in shape, in reference to the rugby ball, the obverse of the coin shows three rugby players in profile at different times. They are in action "together" through time. The leftmost player represents William Webb Ellis, inventor of rugby in 1823, running with the ball under his arm. The second player is still running with the ball clutched to him. Under his feet is the date 1923. The last player is a nowadays player throwing himself to the ground to score a try.

    The reverse side shows the Webb Ellis Trophy, which the winner of the Rugby World Cup 2023 will have the pleasure of holding up. On the left of the cup is the inscription RF and the logo of the Rugby World Cup France 2023, and on the right the face value. The phrase "Rugby World Cup France 2023" appears all around the design.

    Our craftman

    • THE ENGRAVER

      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 MINTER

      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.