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Rugby World Cup France 2023
1/4€ coin - Wales - Uncirculated quality yeardate 2023

€7.00
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Diameter 34 mm
Metal COMMON METAL
Weight 15.8 g
Qualité Uncirculated
Mintage 100000
Millésime 2023
Valeur faciale 0,25€
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 World Cup France 2023 1/4€ coin - Wales Uncirculated quality yeardate 2023
€7.00

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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 the Rugby World Cup 2023, has launched a series of collector coins celebrating the sport.

    This series is dedicated to some of the great European rugby nations, particularly the Anglo-Saxon countries from which the sport itself originated. France, England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland are featured on five Quarters (€1/4), while the sixth is dedicated to the Rugby World Cup 2023 emblem.

    On the bottom of the coin, the medieval towers of Caernarfon Castle are depicted. A rugby player is depicted above the monument; he throws himself on the ground, ball in hand, as if to score a touchdown. To the left of the design, the country's flag is shown in heraldic form as a shield. It is surrounded by the name of the country: "Pays de Galles", in Welsh "Cymru" and in English "Wales“, following the shape of the coin. 

    The common reverse for the series shows the Webb Ellis Trophy, which the winner of the World Cup will have the pleasure of raising. On the left of the cup is the inscription RF and on the right the face value ¼€. The Rugby World Cup logo is inserted below. All around the design are the words "Coupe du Monde Rugby France 2023". 

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    • 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.