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.
For more than 40 years, the UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ) lists the sites that are part of the “world heritage cultural property sites”. Since 2007, Monnaie de Paris honours various monuments includ...
Unesco Banks of the Seine 200€ Gold Coin Proof quality yeardate 2018
For more than 40 years, the UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ) lists the sites that are part of the “world heritage cultural property sites”. Since 2007, Monnaie de Paris honours various monuments included in this list in a series of collector coins.
From 2014, a new thematic was proposed: the banks of the Seine in Paris.
In 2018, Monnaie de Paris celebrates two places in Paris: the Louvre and the Pont des Arts.
The Louvre , the biggest museum of art and antiquity in the world.
The Pont des art: first iron bridge in Paris, with an amazing view on the banks of the Seine.
The inside half of the obverse of the coin hemisphere shows Louvre palace, former royal palace. The Paviillon Richelieu is located between the Colbert wing and the Turgot wing. This leads to the Pavilion of the Library and opens on Rue de Rivoli and Place du Palais-Royal. It is in front of the Pyramid. The roof is adorned with a huge triangular pediment supported by eight caryatids. We also discover the glass pyramid of the Louvre by Sino-American architect Leoh Ming Pei, achieved in 1989. The words «République française» in the middle can be read if the coin is tilted 180°. The Arts Bridge occupies the second half of the room.
The reverse, common to the whole series, is divided into two parts: the UNESCO logo and the face value are shown on the left side, and on the right there is an aerial view of the location of the two monuments. The two sides are joined by the course of the Seine across Paris.
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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