Victory of Samothrace
10€ silver coin - Proof quality yeardate 2019

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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 2000
Millésime 2019
Valeur faciale 10€
Tribute paid to the French museums' most beautiful pieces of artVictory of Samothrace, a famous sculpture of the Louvre Museum Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums.At the forefront, the obverse shows the s...
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Victory of Samothrace 10€ silver coin Proof quality yeardate 2019


    • Tribute paid to the French museums' most beautiful pieces of art
    • Victory of Samothrace, a famous sculpture of the Louvre Museum 

    Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums.

    At the forefront, the obverse shows the sculpture representing Niké, the goddess of Victory, key symbol for the Hellenistic Greece. Enhanced by wings and drape, this statue without head and arms came on Earth to honour the winner according to the legend. In the background, pillars are referring to the room in which the Monument is displayed at the Louvre Museum. The name of this masterpiece is written at the top of the coin. The stamp “Chefs d’oeuvre des Musées” has been added on the right side. 
    The reverse is common for 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


      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.