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Set - 20 years of the Euro
Special Proof quality set - Proof quality Yeardate 2022

€130.00
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Diameter 11 mm
Weight 0.5 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 2022
Millésime 2022
Valeur faciale 3.88
20 years after its launch, the Monnaie de Paris is celebrating the second part of the euro's anniversary with a collection of gold and silver coins.For this occasion and for the first time in Europe, the national obverse of the €1 and €2 coins is ...
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Set - 20 years of the Euro Special Proof quality set Proof quality Yeardate 2022 | Monnaie de Paris
Special Proof quality set - Proof quality Yeardate 2022
€130.00

    Description

    20 years after its launch, the Monnaie de Paris is celebrating the second part of the euro's anniversary with a collection of gold and silver coins.

    For this occasion and for the first time in Europe, the national obverse of the €1 and €2 coins is getting a makeover and will feature a new design by Joaquin Jiménez, engraver of the "Tree of Life", which has been present on both denominations until now.



    This proof series celebrates the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the euro in France.


    Limited to 2 022 copies only, this case reproducing the shape of the BE series issued in 2002 contains the 8 circulating denominations in proof quality. The obverse of the €1 and €2 banknotes feature the new design by Joaquin Jiménez, General Engraver of Monnaie de Paris.


    This set also contains the exclusive 20€ silver coin in proof quality issued for the euro anniversary.

    The Collection

    Born of the desire to unify European territories and facilitate trade with a single currency, the euro was introduced by the signatory states of the Maastricht Treaty on 7 February 1992. Officially put into circulation at midnight on 1 January 2022, the euro sounded the death knell for the franc. Monnaie de Paris is celebrating the second part of the euro's anniversary in 2022 with a collection of gold and silver coins.

    Le 20ème anniversaire de l’euro est un évènement majeur pour le monde de la numismatique. Il m’a semblé important de rendre hommage au franc, qui céda sa place à la devise commune européenne en janvier 2002. On retrouve donc sur les monnaies 20 ans de l’euro un rameau d’olivier, attribut du franc, qui s’exprime 20 ans plus tard sous la forme d’un arbre sur la nouvelle face des monnaies de 1€ et 2€.

    Engraver word
    20 years of the euro
    20 ans de l'euro - l'arbre de vie

    Our craftman

    • THE ENAMELLER

      Our creations are enamelled using a rare technique known as grand feu enamelling. Another workshop sends the enameller a decoration, piece of jewellery or struck medal with hollow spaces on its surface. Using a dip pen, needle or brush, the enameller fills these hollows with enamel, which they have prepared themselves. The fixing of the variously coloured enamel powders is controlled by short, successive firings at 900 degrees.

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • 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.