Finition spéciale appliquée à certaines monnaies de collection. Elles sont frappées avec un outillage neuf et présentent un aspect brillant et parfait, sans aucune trace de dégradation du fait qu'elles n'ont jamais été mises en circulation.
In 2021, we will celebrate the bicentenary of the passing away of Napoleon I. This year will therefore be truly "Napoleon Year" celebrated in France and internationally. We obviously couldn't miss this event and wanted to celebrate it not only fro...
The Coronation of Napoleon I - Louvre 1/4€ Coin Yeardate 2021
In 2021, we will celebrate the bicentenary of the passing away of Napoleon I. This year will therefore be truly "Napoleon Year" celebrated in France and internationally. We obviously couldn't miss this event and wanted to celebrate it not only from several angles of the heritage of this period of French history but also through our different types of products. The obverse depicts The coronation of Emperor Napoleon I and the coronation of Empress Josephine on 2 December 1804, a painting by the artist Jacques-Louis David exhibited in the Louvre.
On the reverse side, you can see the representation of the Louvre Pyramid and the building. Inside the pyramid, a key work of the museum: the Victory of Samothrace.
The name of the museum is written at the bottom of the room.
The mention "RF" as well as the punch of Joaquin Jimenez are inside the pyramid.
2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Napoléon death on Saint Helena island and on this occasion, Monnaie de Paris celebrate the legacy of this period of history with an original and innovative coin collection.
In this bicentenary year of Napoleon I’s passing away, we wanted to highlight one of the graphic icons of the Napoleonic era: the bicorn. We used it in several forms and made it a real "communication" vector. Indeed, on several products, it is a real mise en abyme where the bicorn is the object that carries the allegories and symbols of the Napoleonic heritage, whether civil or military!
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.
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