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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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“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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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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New Domed Coins for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

May 5, 2014 in Coins, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Monnaie de Paris, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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The Monnaie de Paris has released a set of gold and silver domed coins to mark the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. These coins may see some added attention following the United States Mint’s recent release of the extremely popular domed Baseball Hall of Fame Coins.

The authorizing legislation for the US Mint’s program actually made specific reference to a previous domed coin issued by the Monnaie de Paris. It was included as the sense of the Congress that the Baseball coins should be produced with concave and convex surfaces in a fashion similar to the 2009 International Year of Astronomy Coins.

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Rocket-Engraved Coins Celebrate 50 Years of European Space Exploits

February 14, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Euro Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Monnaie de Paris, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com
February 12, 2014

A new collectible set of gold and silver coins has been minted in France to celebrate the past half century of European cooperation in space.

The Monnaie de Paris, France’s national mint, has issued the “50 Years of European Space Cooperation” collection in time for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the two organizations that led to today’s European Space Agency (ESA).

Established in 1964, the European Launcher Development Organization (ELDO) and the European Space Research Organization (ESRO) merged more than a decade later to create the European Space Agency.

The commemorative euros are part of the French Ministry of Finance’s “Europa” coin series, which since 2002 has paid tribute annually to different individuals or events that have factored into European cooperation and construction.

“Wishing this year to pay tribute to Europe’s successes in space, the Monnaie de Paris naturally turned to ESA,” the European Space Agency described in a statement posted to its website. “The two organizations have been working together since September 2013 on this project now seeing the light of day, which is certain to delight collectors and space enthusiasts alike.”

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For more information or to order the ’50 Years of European Space Cooperation’ coins, see Monnaie de Paris’ website.

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