Simone Veil
50€ gold coin - Proof Quality Yeardate 2021

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Diameter 22 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 7.78 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 500
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 50€
Celebration of French HistoryA tribute paid to the women who contributed to French HistoryAvailable in gold and silverThis series of coins highlight the women who marked France’s History Through their portrait and the significant events of their l...
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Simone Veil 50€ gold coin Proof Quality Yeardate 2021


    • Celebration of French History
    • A tribute paid to the women who contributed to French History
    • Available in gold and silver

    This series of coins highlight the women who marked France’s History Through their portrait and the significant events of their life, Monnaie de Paris’ engravers have transcribed those famous women’s personality Some textures treated as all over textile patterns appear in the background of the coins.

    The obverse shows a portrait of Simone Veil smiling as she looks at us. Simone Veil's name and her dates "1927 - 2017" make a circle around her portrait.

    This coin is characterized by a free striking process that highlights a rich textile motifs. The background of the coin represents the embroidered olive branches on the academician garment, worn during official ceremonies. This minting quality gives the coins an antique look and makes them “perfectly imperfect”.

    The reverse shows several elements that echo her exceptional public life : first of all, the ceiling of the Pantheon is engraved in the background, where she currently rests.

    On the right, there is her academician's sword, which she had engraved with the number 78651 that had been tattooed to her arm in the Auschwitz camps.

    The caduceus, on the top of the coin, reminds us of her crucial role in the Minister of Health. The scales below represents her career as a magistrate. The European flag pays tribute to her Presidency at the European Parliament.

    These different stages of her life are engraved around the edge of the coin and create a circle. The word "RF" and the year of issue are visible at the bottom of the coin.

    The Collection

    This series, lauched in 2016, honour each year one or more women who have had an influence on various areas in French history. These coins feature a free striking that highlights motifs inspired by rich textile motif of that time.
    Simone Veil
    Sœur Emmanuelle
    Marie Curie

    Our craftman


      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.


      The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.