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France: New “Masterpieces” coin series pays tribute to the masterworks of French museums

August 11, 2017 in Art, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, Monnaie de Paris, Museums, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander  world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled a new coin series which will focus primarily on some of the most memorable art treasures and masterpieces housed in many of France’s landmark museums and historical monuments. The three-year “Masterpieces of the Museums” series commemorates major artistic eras such as the Renaissance, the Baroque period, and Impressionism, and aims to honour two major masterpieces each year. In 2017, the series commences with a sculpture and a painting: The Venus de Milo (Vénus de Milo in French; from the Louvre Museum) and the Déjeuner sur l’herbe (from the Orsay Museum). Each design is minted… Full article at the source>

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France: Endearing Disney character Scrooge McDuck features on latest “Youth Series” gold and silver coins

June 2, 2017 in Art, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Investing, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled a new series of coins which features one of Walt Disney Studios’ most engaging cartoon characters: Scrooge McDuck. The irrepressible duck with his affectation of a broad Scottish brogue has been part of the world of Disney now for 70 years.

Initially inspired by the Charles Dickens classic novel A Christmas Carol and its primary antagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, Carl Barks came up with the quintessentially stodgy but lovable Scrooge McDuck in 1947. At the time, Banks was an author of comic-book stories for Western Publishing, an American comic-edition company, and was also working for Walt… Full article at the source>

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Monnaie de Paris Issues 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc Gold and Silver Coins

July 13, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes World.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

1890 statue of Joan of Arc, Philadelphia. Photo by Smallbones.

1890 statue of Joan of Arc, Philadelphia. Photo by Smallbones.

The Monnaie de Paris has released its 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc gold and silver coins, which carry the third design in the Mint’s new “Women of France” series launched earlier this year. The coin is available in a 22.2-gram silver Proof version and as 1/4-ounce and 1-ounce gold Proof pieces.

The Joan of Arc coins follow the Queen Clotilde and Queen Matilda releases in this series. As a teenager, Joan of Arc experienced visions in which she believed various… Full article at the source>

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France’s Favorite Little Prince Takes a Great Journey on New Coin Series

March 31, 2016 in Circulating Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Monnaie de Paris has launched (21st March) a new numismatic series chronicling the travels of France’s favorite Petit Prince, based on the novella by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900 – 1944). The release of this most recent series of “The Little Prince” coins coincides with the 70th anniversary of the story’s publication in France in 1946.

Antoine de Saint Exupéry was a French poet and aviator who made his first flight in 1912, marking the beginning of his passion for aviation. He studied architecture until his French Air Force service began in 1921 in Strasbourg. A 1923 plane accident in… Full article at the source>

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France Debuts “Paris Treasures” Series with Opéra Garnier Silver Coins

March 9, 2016 in Art, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, France Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Two new coins honoring France’s famous Opéra Garnier have been released by the Monnaie de Paris to launch the Mint’s “Paris’ Treasures” series. The coins are composed of 90% silver and share obverse and reverse designs; collectors can choose from a 10€ silver Proof coin that weighs 22.2 grams and costs 78€, and a 50€ silver Proof coin that weighs five ounces and costs 470€. The Opera Garnier, also known as the Palais Garnier, is one of the most famous opera houses in the world.

The obverse includes features of the Opéra Garnier, including the building’s facade,… Full article at the source>

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World Money Fair 2016: Highlights of Europe’s Amazing Three-Day Numismatic Event

February 9, 2016 in Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Euro Coins, Events, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Last week’s World Money Fair was considered an overall success in its 45th consecutive year, with a steady stream of collectors and dealers alike passing through the turnstiles. The annual three-day event concluded on a positive note Sunday with end-of-the-day and last-minute deals for some lucky collectors.

Held at the Estrel Conference Center on the east side of Berlin, this year’s guest of honor was the Mint of Korea, or KOMSCO. As part of the welcoming committee, the Republic of Korea’s ambassador, His Excellency Kyung Soo Lee, joined KOMSCO president Kim Hwa Dong, the World Money Fair’s lifetime honorary president, Dr… Full article at the source>

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France Celebrates UEFA Championships on New Silver and Gold Collector Coins

January 22, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Monnaie de Paris has announced (12th January) new gold and silver collector coins celebrating the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Championships to be hosted this year in France.

Held every four years since 1960 in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, the event was originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup, but changed to the current name in 1968. The last championship, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine in 2012, was won by Spain, who beat Italy at the final game hosted in Kiev. This year, France has the pleasure of playing host at ten venues in ten cities… Full article at the source>

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France 2015 Christmas Truce 5 oz. Silver and 1/4 oz. Gold Proof Coins

December 24, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Euro Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Monnaie de Paris has issued its 2015 Great War Christmas Truce Proof Coins as part of an ongoing series honoring the centenary of World War I. The design comes in a five-ounce silver version, which costs €435 and has a mintage limit of 500 pieces, and a 1/4-ounce gold issue, which costs €480 and has a mintage limited to 1915 coins.

The new coin’s design highlights the war’s impact on families at Christmastime. The obverse carries an image of a woman decorating a tree with her children; the girl is portrayed… Full article at the source>

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“Heroes of French Literature” Series Continues with Latest Gold and Silver Coins

October 19, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Monnaie de Paris has launched (13th October) two more coins in the ongoing series “Heroes of French Literature.” The latest author to be featured, Pierre Corneille, was a French playwright and poet from the 17th century.

Corneille started his career as a lawyer, but was always attracted to poetry and began writing in 1629. He tried his hand at writing comedy with Mélite, his first published attempt. The play was critically acclaimed and from then on Corneille was committed to the idea of a career in theater. In 1636, he wrote Le Cid, a tragicomedy inspired by the life of… Full article at the source>

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French “Values of the Republic” Coin Series features Comic Book Hero Asterix

October 1, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Entertainment, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Monnaie de Paris, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, Uncirculated Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Monnaie de Paris concludes its three-year long “Values of the Republic” series of coins, which highlight pillars of the French nation. The new issues feature the comic book sagas of two of the country’s most famous characters, Asterix and his faithful companion, Obelix.

The comic book series was introduced to French and Belgian audiences in October of 1959. It follows the exploits of a village of indomitable Gauls who resist Roman occupation with the superhuman strength granted them by a magic potion, brewed by their druid priest, Abraracourcix. The series has been translated into more than 100 languages, sold more… Full article at the source>

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Man Finds Nazi-Era Coin Hoard Worth 45,000 Euros in Northern Germany

July 19, 2015 in Anthropology, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Austrian Coins, Belgian coins, Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Treasure, Treasure Hunting, World Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Last October, Florian Bautsch was walking with his metal detector when he stumbled upon an unusual gold piece in Lüneburg, Germany, south of Hamburg. Piqued, he kept searching, eventually discovering nine more of the coins—enough to spur him to notify local archaeologists that he might be on to something big.

After a two-week excavation, the archaeologists did find something big: a trove of 207 gold coins buried one meter deep at the foot of a tree. Bearing stamps from Belgium, France, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the coins had been buried in separate pouches that had deteriorated except for their seals, Full article at the source>

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France UNESCO 2015 Bank of Seine Gold and Silver Coins

March 25, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, France Coins, Gold, History, Monnaie de Paris, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Michael Zielinski (world.mintnewsblog.com)

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The Monnaie de Paris has unveiled a new collection of coins featuring the Hôtel national des Invalides and Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. The silver coins included in the collection incorporate selective plating in gold and black rhodium for a dramatic effect.

The collection is part of a series that pays tribute to UNESCO world heritage sites. From 2014, the series has shifted focus to the famous sites of France on the banks of the Seine in Paris.

The upper portion of the obverse design of the coin features the north facade of the Hôtel des Invalides dominated by the… Full article at the source>

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Monnaie de Paris and France Win 2014 Coin of the Year

December 12, 2013 in Coins, Commemorative, Design, France Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

December 11, 2013 By  (http://news.coinupdate.com/)

France has won the Coin of the Year Award (COTY) for 2014. The award, sponsored by World Coin News – goes to the Monnaie de Paris’ Yves Klein 10-euro silver coin with a distinctive blue hand of the artist against a silver background. The coin triumphed as an international judging panel submitted their choices which were tabulated before the deadline of December 8th.

he Klein 10-euro coin had also been chosen as the Most Artistic Coin among ten category winnersthat were selected to compete for the Coin of the Year. France and the Monnaie de Paris had two category winners competing for the top award. Winner of the best Silver Coin category was a silver 10-euro coin, (KM-2079) that featured a French Ocean Liner design, “Le France.”

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Gold and Silver Coins Celebrate 850 Years of Notre Dame Cathedral

March 12, 2013 in Coins, Commemorative, Euro Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins

March 11, 2013 By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Monnaie de Paris has launched (11th March) a series of exquisite and innovative coins to mark the 850 years since the commencement of construction of one of the world’s most notable religious landmarks – that of the Notre Dame Cathedral, located in the heart of Paris.

Construction began in 1183 during the reign of Louis VII and was eventually completed by 1345 (at which time, Philip VI of the house of Valois was King) and included some of the most colorful and intricate stained glass panes ever assembled. Known as Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) and located on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, it is the church that contains the cathedra or official chair of the Archbishop of Paris. The cathedral is also home to the crown of thorns, a fragment of the True Cross and one of the Holy Nails.

Notre Dame is considered a Gothic-style masterpiece of architecture – with a height of 226 feet or 69 meters, a length of 420 feet (128 meters) and a width of 226 feet (69 meters) it is one of the largest structures of its kind and among the first buildings in the world to use arched exterior supports, becoming a noted aspect of Gothic style construction. Notre Dame sustained considerable damage during the French Revolution and underwent considerable reconstruction to restore its original Gothic splendor. Today, the Cathedral welcomes more than 13 million visitors every year from around the world and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On this momentous anniversary, Notre Dame will be equipped with new bells.

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France Introduces 5000 Euro Denomination Gold Coin

November 6, 2012 in Coins, France Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

November 6, 2012 By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Monnaie de Paris will soon begin accepting orders for a new gold coin, which carries a face value of €5000 making it the one of the largest legal tender denomination gold coin to be produced within the Eurozone. Each coin has a weight of 75 grams (2.41 troy ounces) and a diameter of 45 mm.

5000 € Or Hercule 2012 France Gold coin

5000 € Or Hercule 2012 France Gold coin

5000 € Or Hercule 2012 France Gold coin

5000 € Or Hercule 2012 France Gold coin

Struck to brilliant uncirculated or FDC quality and in .999 fine gold, the obverse of the coin which is designed by artist Joaquin Jimenez depicts a modern interpretation of the traditional “Hercules” motif found of French coinage from 1849 and intermittently since and including the introduction of the EURO currency in 2002. The reverse design includes a series of geometric six-sided shapes over-lapped to produce an ornamental edge motif. In the center, the coin’s denomination of “EURO 5000” surrounded with both a garland of oak and laurel branches and the text “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE”.

The Monnaie de Paris have announced that a total mintage of 2,000 pieces has been authorized, however the coin will only be sold by subscription which requires a deposit. The coins can be ordered from the 12th to the 28th November with dispatch occurring from the 3rd December to the 26th January 2013.

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