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Unesco The Forbidden City
10€ Silver Coin - Proof quality yeardate 2020

€77.00
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Diameter 37 mm
Metal SILVER 900‰
Weight 22.2 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 3000
Millésime 2020
Valeur faciale 10€
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 include...
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Unesco The Forbidden City 10€ Silver Coin Proof quality yeardate 2020
€77.00

    Description

    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 2019, this thematic is expanding one more time all over the world. 

    In 2020,Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the largest Palace of the former world, just achieved 600 years ago: the Forbidden City located in Beijing, China.

    The observere presents a view of the palace from the outer court, the nerve center of power where the great decisions of the Emperor were taken. It is reached by the southgate, the main entrance to the palace but also the only one today through which it can be accessed.

    The words"600 years of the Forbidden City“, written in French on the roof of the palace are also translated into Chinese as reflecting in the courtyard. A gigantic dragon, symbol of Chinese imperial power, seems to embrace the palace and therefore protect it.

    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. The left side of the globe is surrounded by the UNESCO logo and the"World Heritage" marking.  

    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.