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Unesco Rives de la Seine 2017 - Monnaie de Paris

Unesco, Banks of the Seine: Assemblée Nationale and Place de la Concorde

Launched in 2007, this series shows the splendour of the monuments listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. Since 2014 Monnaie de Paris focuses especially on the banks of the Seine in Paris (listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1991).
This year Monnaie de Paris is celebrating two emblematic sites from France’s history: the Assemblée Nationale, where the country’s democratic debates are held, and the Place de la Concorde, the site of France’s national reconciliation after the Terror of the Eighteenth Century.

The canopy that dominates the top of the hemisphere is highlighted with a rhodium deposit embossed on the silver coins.