SKU
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
€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

    Born of the desire to unify European territories and facilitate trade with a single currency, the euro was introduced by the signatory states of the Maastricht Treaty on 7 February 1992. Officially put into circulation at midnight on 1 January 2022, the euro sounded the death knell for the franc. Monnaie de Paris is celebrating the second part of the euro's anniversary in 2022 with a collection of gold and silver coins.

    Le 20ème anniversaire de l’euro est un évènement majeur pour le monde de la numismatique. Il m’a semblé important de rendre hommage au franc, qui céda sa place à la devise commune européenne en janvier 2002. On retrouve donc sur les monnaies 20 ans de l’euro un rameau d’olivier, attribut du franc, qui s’exprime 20 ans plus tard sous la forme d’un arbre sur la nouvelle face des monnaies de 1€ et 2€.

    Engraver word
    20 years of the euro
    20 ans de l'euro - l'arbre de vie

    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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