Finition spéciale appliquée à certaines monnaies de collection. Elles sont frappées avec un outillage neuf et présentent un aspect brillant et parfait, sans aucune trace de dégradation du fait qu'elles n'ont jamais été mises en circulation.
•Gold and silver coin, guaranteed value•A French symbol magnified by a modern and graphical treatmentAfter the Sower, Hercules, the Rooster and Marianne, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to a new series from 2020 to 2022 : Natures of France.This last...
•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 : Natures of France.This last one highlights the beauty of the nature through three strong numismatic symbols : the oak, the laurel and the wheat.
In 2022, the wheat will be given pride of place.
On the obverse, the ears of wheat are at the center of the coin. As the epitome of a fruit of earth, the many ears in the background refer to the wealth and plenty symbolics. Representing summer and seeds, the weath is retaken with the Summer allegory wearing ears or wheat germs during the harvest. In the upper part, we can see the French Republic motto : « Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité ». 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 old french coins designs.
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.
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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