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jean de la fontaine - 400th anniversary of his birth 50€ Gold Coin Proof Quality
jean de la fontaine - 400th anniversary of his birth 50€ Gold Coin Proof Quality

jean de la fontaine - 400th anniversary of his birth
50€ Gold Coin Proof Quality Yeardate 2021

In 2021, Monnaie de Paris is inaugurating a new series based on literary styles and authors who have marked the history of literature in France and abroad.

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his birth, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to Jean de La Fontaine, the greatest French fabulist and member of the Académie française.

Through his texts, Jean de la Fontaine still fascinates us today by using animals to represent the great traits of human character.

Dedicated to the Dauphin Louis of France, Jean de la Fontaine leaves us a literary legacy of more than 250 fables as well as numerous collections of stories and poems.

On this side, the portrait of Jean de La Fontaine, the most famous Frenchfabulist, is shown in profile. In the background, some of the animals in his famous fables blend in with his hair: the frog and the ox, the stork, the wolf, the raven and the fox, the cicada and the ant and finally the turtle. We discover them little by little like a visual trick. We can also see the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte, a reference to his friendship with Nicolas Fouquet, the owner of the castle at the time.

The mention "RF" is designed at the bottom right of the coin as well as the hallmark of Joaquin Jimenez.
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Ref : 10041356620000

650,00 € 
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Specifications

  • Metal
    OR FIN 999‰
  • Year date
    2021
  • Weight
    7.780
    g
  • Quality
    Proof
  • Mintage
    500
  • Face value
    50
  • Diameter
    22.000
    mm

The collection "400 ans de La Fontaine"