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10041343670000

The Wave
1 Oz Gold Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2020

€2,875.00
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Diameter 37 mm
Metal GOLD 999‰
Weight 31.1 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 750
Millésime 2020
Valeur faciale 200€
Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France. The obverse of the coin includes the entire representation of The Wave. It is in the close-up compared to the volcano which seems very lit...
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The Wave 1 Oz Gold Coin Proof quality yeardate 2020
€2,875.00

    Description

    Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.


    The obverse of the coin includes the entire representation of The Wave. It is in the close-up compared to the volcano which seems very little over the horizon. Fishermen run the risk to fall in the rough sea. This art work shows the Human fragility in front of the destructive power of nature. The background of the coin represents the nave of the Grand Palais. The stamp « Chefs d’œuvre des Musées » has been added on the top, matching perfectly the dome of Grand Palais. The title of the art work and the name of the artist are also depicted. The 2020 yeardate appears on the top right. The reverse is common to the series, it shows a mix of some French museums views.

    The Collection

    Launched in 2017, this series pays tribute in the biggest masterpieces of our museums and commemorates the trends and influences of our History - Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism...

    The Museums' Masterpieces series, or when art meets art. Every year it is a great pleasure to pay tribute to such extraordinary artworks, but it is also a challenge for engraving! That of sublimating these artworks as best we can and using our ancestral methods to translate the artistic power and subliminal effects of these immense original artists. 

    Engraver word
    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    The persistence of memory
    Van Gogh

    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.