- 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 : Alienor d'Aquitaine, Papes d'Avignon and Charles de Gaulle.
The Alienor d'Aquitaine coin is an original stamp of this time. It owned the mention : « ALIENOR DEI GRACIA REGINE ANGLORUM, DUCISSE NORMAN ». It means "Alienor, to the grace od God, Queen of England and Duchess of Normandy".
The Papes en Avignon coin represents a Gros of Clement VI, which was a coin in circulation during the Clement VI reign, also named "The Wonderful", 3rd Pape of Avignon.
The Charles de Gaulle coin highlights a Morlon Franc. It was a french coin issued in different alloys from 1930s to 1950s.
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.
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