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.
In 2022, Monnaie de Paris reveals the second part of its hommage to the 20th anniversary of euro, by celebrating the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the euro currency.Like a chronological frieze, on the right-hand side of the obverse is th...
The Sower - 20 years of the Euro 5€ 1/2g gold coin Proof quality yeardate 2022
In 2022, Monnaie de Paris reveals the second part of its hommage to the 20th anniversary of euro, by celebrating the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the euro currency.
Like a chronological frieze, on the right-hand side of the obverse is the French franc symbol accompanied by an olive branch. This natural and numismatic symbol has appeared on the 1 franc coins since the monetary reform of the Fifth Republic. On the right-hand side, the Euro symbol encircles Joaquin Jiménez's "Tree of Life“, designed in 1997.
The reverse is identical to the 2021 Sower collection, paying a first tribute to the European currecy. On the left is the original sower design by the engraver Oscar Roty, sowing 20 stars in the furrows of the French flag. The face in the foreground is a representation of the original face of the woman who inspired the engraver in 1896, Rosalinda Pesce.
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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