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The Laurel
2500€ Gold coin - Proof quality yeardate 2021

€2,675.00
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Diameter 41 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 30 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 2000
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 2500€
Gold and silver coin, guaranteed valuePure Gold (999/1000)A French symbol magnified by a modern and graphical treatment.After the Sower, Hercules, the Rooster and Marianne, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to a new series from 2020 to 2022 : Nature o...
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The Laurel 2500€ Gold coin Proof quality yeardate 2021
€2,675.00

    Description

    • Gold and silver coin, guaranteed value
    • Pure Gold (999/1000)
    • A French symbol magnified by a modern and graphical treatment.


    After the Sower, Hercules, the Rooster and Marianne, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to a new series from 2020 to 2022 : Nature of France. This last one highlights the beauty of the nature through three strong numismatic symbols : the oak, the laurel and the wheat. In 2021, the laurel will be given pride of place. Synonymous with eternity, Laurel is also a symbol of glory and is closely linked to Victory. A part of French history, it is therefore a major element in numismatics.


    On the obverse, the laurel leaves triumphs as a close-up at the center of the coin. These leaves are linked with two laurel branches, which surround this set to recall the laurel wreaths. In the upper part, we can see the French Republic motto : « Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité ». The 2021 yeardate is on the left side, between leaves in close-up and the laurel branch. A beaded design making the outline of the coin gives it some elegance reminding old french coins designs.


    The reverse is common to the series. It shows the three symbols of nature presented through the series : the oak, the laurel and the wheat. An hexagon representing France is inserted in the design. The laurel branch on the left and the oak branch on the right decorate this hexagon. We can find the wheat ear at the center of the reverse. It is crowned by the face value and surrounded by the mention « République Française ». We can see the engravings on both sides of the laurel and oak branches stalks. A beaded design making the outline of the coin gives it some elegance reminding ald french coins designs.

    The Collection

    The purpose of the Institutional Gold and Silver Euros series is to highlight a strong numismatic symbol. For the next three years, we have chosen to honour three natural symbols whose engravings have shaped the French monetary landscape: the Oak, the Laurel and the Wheat.
    The wheat
    The Laurel
    The Oak

    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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