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10011357340000

The Little Prince
Mini-medal - Yellow metal 34mm

€5.50
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Diameter 34 mm
Metal NORDICGOLD
Weight 15.8 g
Mintage 10000
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.
Published first in the United States in 1943 and then in France in 1946, The Little Prince is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's best-known work. This poetic and philosophical tale is an editorial phenomenon that is no less than the most widely read and b...
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The Little Prince Mini-medal Yellow metal 34mm
€5.50

    Description

    Published first in the United States in 1943 and then in France in 1946, The Little Prince is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's best-known work. This poetic and philosophical tale is an editorial phenomenon that is no less than the most widely read and best-known work of French literature in the world. In 2021, the Little Prince will celebrate his 75th birthday.

    The obverse of this mini medal highlights the colorized portrait of the Little Prince. This portrait is surrounded by 75 stars evoking the anniversary celebrated in 2021 : the 75th anniversary of the publication of the book in France. In the background, the stars and Saturn complete the setting.

    The Collection

    For the 75th anniversary of the Little Prince publication in France, Monnaie de Paris presents a series of coins and a mini-medal to celebrate the original work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
    The little prince
    The little prince on the moon
    The little prince and the fox

    Our craftman

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • 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.

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