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France 2016 UEFA 10 Euro Silver Uncirculated Coin

France 2016 UEFA 10 Euro Silver Uncirculated Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris honored the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Euro2016 soccer championship event by issuing silver commemorative coins. The quadrennial event, held in France from June 10 through July 10, 2016, is a major event similar to the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl championship game in the United States. The […]

France 2016 UEFA 100 Euro Gold Uncirculated Coin

France 2016 UEFA 100 Euro Gold Uncirculated Coin

Description: France is celebrating the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Euro2016 championship game with the issuance of silver and gold commemorative coins honoring the occasion. The Euro2016 soccer championship is a quadrennial event that will be held in France from June 10 through July 10, 2016 and is expected to draw millions of attendees […]

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Great French Ships: Charles de Gaulle 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris honors the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in 2016 with the issuance of a three-coin commemorative set struck as part of the Great French Ships coin series. The 858-foot-long carrier is named for the iconic (and controversial) French general and politician. During World War II, de Gaulle was an important […]

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Head 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Reprise 10 Euro Silver Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

France 2016 UEFA Keeper 10 Euro Proof Coin

Description: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) 2016 Euro Championship is being held in France, and the Monnaie de Paris has issued a set of three 10-euro silver coins honoring the quadrennial sporting event. The UEFA oversees association football (soccer) throughout the continent Europe. Interestingly, while most of the 55 association members are located […]

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris closes out its three-year Rooster coin program featuring the art of longtime mint engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ rooster design debuted in 2014. The 2016 is the first 2016-dated coin released by the Monnaie de Paris. This .333 silver coin has a 10-euro face value and has been issued in uncirculated condition at face value. […]

By January 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

The rooster is a French symbol, appearing on the coins of the 19th century. One of the most significant is one of the versions of the 20-francs Napoleon. Created in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has carried several effigies including the one with the rooster. The Napoléon Gold coin (Louis d’or) remained in use until […]

By December 10, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
France 2015 The Little Prince: Stars are Guides 10 Euro Silver Coin

France 2015 The Little Prince: Stars are Guides 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris celebrates french writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s most famous and enduring work, The Little Prince. The book, written while the author was living in Africa in exile at the height of World War II, tells the story of an aviator, who encounters a strange little boy after his airplane crashes in the […]

By October 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 Rugby World Cup 200 Euro Concave Oblong Proof Gold Coin

France 2015 Rugby World Cup 200 Euro Concave Oblong Proof Gold Coin

Description: To mark the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Monnaie de Paris, has issued a gold and silver collector coin program. The centerpiece of the offering is an concave and oblong one-ounce gold coin resembling a rugby ball. A similar ellipsoidal coin was produced in silver; it carries a face value of 10 euro. The […]

By September 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 The Seine Banks: Invalides – Grand Palais 5 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 The Seine Banks: Invalides – Grand Palais 5 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The L’Hôtel national des Invalides was built under order of King Louis XIV as a place to house disabled French war veterans. Libéral Bruant (1635-1697) was commissioned to design the structure and construction began in 1671 and lasted eight years. For more than 200 years, the Hotel served its intended purpose. Today, the site is […]

By September 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Rooster is one of French numismatics’ most enduring symbols. The France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Silver Coin features an updated interpretation of the Rooster as designed by longtime Monnaie de Paris engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ design debuted in 2014 and will serve as the French 100-euro silver coin design through 2016. Obverse: A modern representation of a Rooster. The […]

By August 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Silver Coin

France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Silver Coin

Description: Starting in 2012, the Monnaie de Paris introduced a five-year coin program called, “Les Grands Navires Français”. The program celebrates French maritime history and consists of coins honoring French military and civilian vessels, released at a pace of three per year. For the third issue of 2015, the Mint honors the French ocean liner La […]

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France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

France 2015 La Gironde 50 Euro Proof Gold Coin

Description: Starting in 2012, the Monnaie de Paris introduced a 5-year coin program called, “Les Grands Navires Français”. The program celebrates French maritime history and consists of coins honoring French military and civilian vessels, released at a pace of three per year. For the third issue of 2015, the Mint honors the French ocean liner La […]

By August 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 La Gironde 10 Euro Proof Silver Coin

France 2015 La Gironde 10 Euro Proof Silver Coin

Description: Starting in 2012, the Monnaie de Paris introduced a five-year coin program called, “Les Grands Navires Français”. The program celebrates French maritime history and consists of coins honoring French military and civilian vessels, released at a pace of three per year. For the third issue of 2015, the Mint honors the French ocean liner La […]

By August 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: I call upon all Frenchmen who want to remain free to listen to my voice and follow me. These were the words that French General Charles de Gaulle spoke to the French-speaking people over the airwaves of the BBC in London on June 18, 1940. The French government, humiliated at the hands of the […]

By August 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
France 2015 The 7 Arts: Le Corbusier 50 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 The 7 Arts: Le Corbusier 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Born in Switzerland but better known as a leading figure behind the French modernist architecture movement, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) freed French architecture from its traditional forms and rejected what to him was the unnecessary ornamentation of the Beaux Arts School. Le Corbusier was a free-thinker and visionary. An early pioneer in urban planning, Le Corbusier sought to […]

France 2015 The Great War €10 Silver Coin

France 2015 The Great War €10 Silver Coin

Description: The Great War is remembered in this thought-provoking series of silver 10€ coins struck by the Monnaie de Paris. In this issue, the French mint honors the Centennial of the Great War by commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914. By the end of that year, it had become apparent to all that the war was expanding. Expanding […]

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Rooster is one of French numismatics most enduring symbols. The France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin features an updated interpretation of the Rooster was designed by longtime Monnaie de Paris engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ design debuted in 2014 and will serve as the French 100-euro gold coin design through 2016. Obverse: A modern representation of a Rooster. […]

Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

France’s Monnaie de Paris has released two bullion coins honoring 18th century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Rameau served as the official composer of the Versailles Court and is best known for his operas and ‘ballet-operas’. He served as the Official composer of the Versailles Court from 1745. Designer Christian Lacroix reinterprets on the obverse a feminine […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gadoury releases 2013 edition of French Standard Reference, Monnaies Françaises (“Le Rouge”)

Gadoury releases 2013 edition of French Standard Reference, Monnaies Françaises (“Le Rouge”)

By Coin & Currency Institute….   Monnaies Françaises has been the bible on the coins of modern France since it was first published in 1973. Now authored by Francesco Pastrone and published by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco, it is literally the French red book and in France, it in fact goes by the color […]

 
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