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Solidarity with Ukraine
Mini-medal - White metal 34mm

€10.00
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Diameter 34 mm
Weight 17.7 g
Mintage 10000
Qualité Uncirculated
In solidarity with the Ukrainian nation, which is courageously fighting to defend its freedom, Monnaie de Paris is launching a mini-medal to support the people suffering from this conflict. For each 10€ mini-medal purchased, Monnaie de Paris ...
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Solidarity with Ukraine Mini-medal White metal 34mm | Monnaie de Paris
Mini-medal - White metal 34mm
€10.00

    Description

    In solidarity with the Ukrainian nation, which is courageously fighting to defend its freedom, Monnaie de Paris is launching a mini-medal to support the people suffering from this conflict. 
    For each 10€ mini-medal purchased, Monnaie de Paris will donate 8€ to the Red Cross for the Ukrainian population. This donation aims to provide humanitarian assistance to protect the life, dignity and provide assistance to victims of this armed conflict. 

    On the obverse of this mini-medal, we find the Eiffel Tower proudly displaying the two-colored Ukrainian flag. The flag also features the French national motto "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité", a motto that resonates beyond our own borders as a collective message of peace and humanism.  This mobilization is not limited to the borders of France. It is a collective and community momentum is symbolized by the stars of the European flag at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. 

    The reverse is a common reverse to the mini-medals of the Monnaie de Paris, yeardated 2022. 

    Our craftman

    • THE ENAMELLER

      Our creations are enamelled using a rare technique known as grand feu enamelling. Another workshop sends the enameller a decoration, piece of jewellery or struck medal with hollow spaces on its surface. Using a dip pen, needle or brush, the enameller fills these hollows with enamel, which they have prepared themselves. The fixing of the variously coloured enamel powders is controlled by short, successive firings at 900 degrees.

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • THE ENGRAVER

      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 MINTER

      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.

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