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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 (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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Latest Gold Coins in Flora and Fauna in Art Masterpieces Series

April 29, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, Italian Coins, Italian Mint (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato IPZS), News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)


The IPZS (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) or the Italian State Mint have issued two new gold coins which feature “Flora and Fauna in Art Masterpieces.” The successful series was launched four years ago. This year the representation of animals and flowers is taken from famous works of art which focuss on Neoclassicism as regards the 20 euro coin and on Rococo and Macchiaioli as far as the 50 euro coin is concerned. The design of the 20 EURO coin includes works from the famed coin and medal sculptor Benedetto Pistrucci (1784 – 1855) who became the chief engraver… Full article at the source>

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