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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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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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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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Thibodaux Man Finds Rare Coin From 1800’s In His Backyard

November 1, 2012 in Silver, Silver Coins

Kenny Lopez  WGNO NEWS (http://www.abc26.com) 9:43 a.m. CDT, November 1, 2012
 THIBODAUX—

Thibodaux native, Larry Naquin found a rare coin from 1878 in his backyard, four years ago while he was cleaning up after Hurricane Gustav.

“I had to do a lot of moving trees and moving dirt.  I was just walking and I happened to find the coin on the ground.  When I first saw it I thought it was a Mardi Gras doubloon.”

When he looked a little harder he realized what he held in his hand was a one-of-a-kind find.

“It’s a marriage coin.  I see two people holding hands.  Back then, people got their names put on marriage coins when they got married,” he said.

Naquin’s done research on the names written on the coin.  Emile Lachize and Berengere Guignard are the two names on the coin.  It was engraved by Pingret.  Naquin believes the coin is originally from France.  The coin is dated August 21, 1878.

Many years ago familes lived in his neighborhood on Lassaigne Road because there was a sugar mill nearby.

“I was told that the families would bury coins in their front yard for good luck.  I feel like someone was calling me to come over here and clean up.  Once I started cleaning up I happened to find this old coin,” he said.

Larry took his rare find to a coin expert to find out more about it.

“This coin is for wealth and prosperity for newlywed couples,”  Richard Cantrelle of Cypress Coins & Supplies said.

Cantrelle said the commerative silver coin is worth about $15.  Selling it isn’t an option for Naquin.  All he wants is to find the family the coin belongs to.

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