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10041356200000

Starter Kit
20th Anniversary Edition - 2021 Vintage

€25.00
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Diameter 25.75 mm
Metal COMMON METAL
Weight 155.5 g
Mintage 20000
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 15€
In 2021, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Starter Kit and the introduction of the first euros in circulation, the Paris Mint decided to pay tribute to the first euros in circulation by reissuing the original Starter Kit to the 2021 vintage...
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Starter Kit 20th Anniversary Edition 2021 Vintage | Monnaie de Paris
20th Anniversary Edition - 2021 Vintage
€25.00

    Description

    In 2021, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Starter Kit and the introduction of the first euros in circulation, the Paris Mint decided to pay tribute to the first euros in circulation by reissuing the original Starter Kit to the 2021 vintage.

    These kits were distributed in most of the member countries of the euro zone to prepare for the launch of this new common currency. It was a way to familiarize French and European citizens with these new coins but also to provide them with some liquidity before the official launch of the euro on January 1, 2002.

    This reissue takes up the features of the original starter kit. It contains 40 coins striked with 2021 vintage in Fleur De Coin quality for a face value of 15.25€.

    The reverse side of the starter kit features the € logo and a specific mention of the 20th anniversary.

    The Collection

    Monnaie de Paris unveils a collection dedicated to the universe of Lucky Luke, celebrating in 2021 the 75th anniversary of the lone cowboy, a few months after the release of the new album of the series, A Cowboy in high cotton.

    Translating comic book characters is an interesting but perilous exercise. The transition from comic strip to volume must faithfully transcribe the clear line of Morris and Achdé's work. These coins and medals are the faithful representation of a graphic line proper to the Franco-Belgian artist, it is a tribute in three dimensions paid by the craftsmen of Monnaie de Paris to the universe of Lucky Luke.

    Engraver word
    Lucky Luke
    Lucky Luke
    Lucky Luke

    Our craftman

    • 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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