- An exceptional coin presenting outstanding knowhow
- The alliance of two famous French companies
This new series begins with Baccarat who celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2014.Monnaie de Paris and Baccarat teams have worked on a concept mixing metal and crystal, promoting the high level of requirements of craftsmen from those two houses.
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Denomination1/4 OZ GOLD PROOF
Baccarat 250th Anniversary
Baccarat celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2014 and in association with La Monnaie de Paris, a new series is launched,combining metal and crystal.A long work of graphical researches was conducted to develop this series that represents the subtle patterns of to art pieces designed by Baccarat and the red color, emblem of the house.
Baccarat : a Manufacture of Excellence
Founded in 1764 in Lorraine upon King Louis XV’s approval, the crystal factory hasn’t stopped spreading its know-how virtuosity, always at the forefront of progress and transmitted through the centuries by a craftsmen elite.
Emblem of this manufacture, the red is incarnated in an octagonal tassel that marks every product coming out of the Baccarat workshops.It symbolises the know-how where craftsmen are working the material at hot temperatures. Obtained for the first time in 1847, this red is the result of the gradual merging of clear cristal and 24 carat gold at 540 degree. Thanks to diffraction and to the glass artist’s Breath this intense vermilion shade comes true.