- Collection highlighting the UNESCO World heritage
- Emblematic monuments all around the world
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 2020, this thematic is expanding one more time all over the world.
The obverse represents a view of Mount Fuji with its snow-covered summit. This capture of the sacred Japanese mountain is made from Chureito Pagoda. Located in Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture, Chureito Pagoda is a monument that belongs to the Arakurayama Sengen Sanctuary. Its height allows it to overlook the city and have a stunning view of Mount Fuji. In spring, the cherry blossoms give the most famous pictures of Japan that are mentioned in this drawing. The Tori door of a temple added in the middle of the coin indicates the sacred passage that leads to Mount Fuji. This last one is reflected in the lake that borders it.
The inscription Mont Fuji in French and Japanese is visible on the left of the room. The Vintage 2020 and the RF are at the bottom of the face.
The reverse is common to all the coins in the UNESCO series for this year 2020. It represents the globe with parallels and meridians on the left and the inscriptions of major sites classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the right. These inscriptions are as if engraved in the stone, which echoes the Rosetta Stone. The left side of the globe is surrounded by the UNESCO logo and the "World Heritage" marking. The face value is inscribed on the left side of the globe, matching perfectly with parallels and meridians.