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The Great War
10€ Silver Coin and Mini-medal cornflower and poppy - Circulating Quality Yeardate 2018

€15.00
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Diameter 31 mm
Metal , NORDICGOLD
Weight 34.7 g
Qualité Uncirculated
Mintage 3800
Millésime 2018
Valeur faciale 10€
10€ silver coin, guaranteed face value  and Mini-medal cornflower and poppy sold in a cardboardCelebration of the centenary of the First World War end Launched in 2014 for the centenary of the Great War, the series highlights the li...
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The Great War 10€ Silver Coin and Mini-medal cornflower and poppy Circulating Quality Yeardate 2018 | Monnaie de Paris
10€ Silver Coin and Mini-medal cornflower and poppy - Circulating Quality Yeardate 2018
€15.00

    Description

    • 10€ silver coin, guaranteed face value  and Mini-medal cornflower and poppy sold in a cardboard
    • Celebration of the centenary of the First World War end 

    Launched in 2014 for the centenary of the Great War, the series highlights the lives of men on the front and women behing the lines ; all were actors in the conflict that caused a serious breaking point in the 20th century. 

    The obverse of the 10€ Silver coin displays the bugler that called the cease-fire. The soldier wears multiple flags along with a Cornflower and a Poppy. The Arc de Triomphe is in the background, under which a returning soldier holds his child in his arms. 
    The reverse of this coin shows its face value decorated with an oak branch and a laurel branch, evoking the Euro sign. The motifs on the reverse side are framed with a set of lines representing France's hexagonal shape. 

    The face of the mini-medal represents a cornflower and  a poppy. These 2 wild  flowers continued to grow up in the returned lands by the shells; they were often the  only touch of color for the soldiers in the trenches of the First World War. These flowers becomed since 1916 a real embema of the memory and the solidarity towards the veterans, the vistims of the war, the widows and the orphans.The reverse is the institutionnal reverse of the Monnaie de Paris, with the millesime 2016. 


    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.