- France's History revisited through its former national currencies
- Second wave of the complete series of 18 10€ Silver coins
Monnaie de Paris strikes coins for France since year 864. The treasures, that belongs to its heritage, are the series’ essence. It recounts France’s History on some twenty coins, going from the Roman period until today.
The series will be launched in two stages : the first wave in March 2019 and the second one in September 2019. It is composed of 18 10€ Silver coins depicting former french currencies.
Two uncolorised 50€ Silver coins, two colorised 50€ Silver coins and the 200€ Gold coin complete the series and present strong French symbols.
The pack of cards is composed by three 10€ silver coins : Vercingetorix, Jacques Cartier, Liberté Guidant le Peuple.
The Vercingetorix coin shows a stater. The staters were antique coins, which circulated from Greece to Gaul. There were the first coins to be subject to counterfeiting. The Vercingetorix face which is visible in some of the coins is probably inspired by Apollon.
The Jacques Cartier coin represents a gold ecu of Brittany sun, gold ecu of the Francois Ist reign struck in the Duchy of Brittany. The Brittany is symbolised on the coin by ermines.
The Liberté Guidant le Peuple coin highlights a 5 Franc Louis-Philippe. It was a coin struck during the Louis-Philippe reign crowned from the three glorious years. We can see the King of French people mention, the new name of the sovereign.
The reverse is common for all the series. It shows the face value surrounded by two branches, one of them in oak, in a contemporary way. The other one, in bay, evokes the euro symbol. All the reverse design is framed by an assembly of lines representing the Hexagon.
Ref : 10041333660000
39,00 €Price (incl. taxes)
Coin of History
Coin of History
Louis XIV Metal Box
160 x 117 mm