The year 2020 was marked by the global health crisis related to covid-19. The obverse of the coin represents the figuration of the human in union, represented by a face inscribed in a sphere. It faces the infinitely small, represented by fragments of DNA inscribed in a circle. By its oblique axis, this allegory represents the research and its intelligence dominating the infinitely small; studying it and triumphing over the diseases. Monnaie de Paris has developed 3 blister packs that bring out the main feelings that emerge from this crisis, the blisters “UNION”, “HEROS” and MERCI.
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The obverse represents the archaeological site of Olympia with its columns made from the remains of ancient monuments. The birthplace of the Olympic Games is translated by the flame that gushes out of the basin. An Olympian goddess tries to light her torch with this Olympic flame. The geometric shapes at the back of the coin evoke the famous Greek amphitheatres and therefore the first Olympic stadiums that hosted the Games in antiquity.
The obverse of the coin shows the painting Guernica where it has been painted: Picasso’s workshop located on 7, GrandsAugustins street in Paris, close to Monnaie de Paris. The painting is fully visible. The title of the art work and the name of the painter are visible on the wood beam which supports the roof of the workshop. The stamp « Chefs d’oeuvre des musees » has been added on the top left. The reverse is common to the series, it shows a mix of some French museums views.
The obverse of the coin shows a major part of the art work. The Van Gogh portrait is in close-up and appears on the right side of the coin. The below border of the painting features a view of the facade of Orsay Museum seen from the Seine, where the art work is kept. The title of the art work and the name of the artist are inscribed on the left part of the frame. The stamp « Chefs d’oeuvre des Musees » has been added below the inscriptions on the left. The 2020 yeardate is visible below on the right of the artist’s portrait The reverse is common to the series, it shows a mix of some French museums views.
France, Mona Lisa 10 euro silver proof rectangular 2019. Dimentions 38 mm x 29,1 mm. The coin is the first issue from the new series “Masterpieces of Museum”, dedicated to the most famous masterpieces of all times. In this edition – Mona Lisa. The coin has a rectangular shape 38 mm x 29,1 mm. It is delivered in case with the Certificate of Authenticity. Mintage 3.000 coins.
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created in about the 2nd century BC. Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Louvre and is one of the most celebrated sculptures in the world. It is described as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture”, and it is one of a small number of major Hellenistic statues surviving in the original, rather than Roman copies.
Celebration of the Gallic the most courageous 60th anniversary.
Coin dedicated to the launch of the new comic : “La Fille de Vercingetorix”. The drawing was released the 24th of October! The new Asterix comic launched the 24th september is named «La Fille de Vercingetorix». The new comic’s title is written on top of the obverse. It retakes the famous typography of the Asterix comics. The reverse is the same for all the youth collection. It shows Asterix getting out because of an explosion taken from a comic. The famous character seems have taken magic potion and looks like determined, ready to fight against Romans. On the top of the coin, we can find the “60e anniversaire” mention. The yeardate and the face value are on the right. The Asterix copyright is viewable at the bottom of the coin.
Paris city of lights. Tribute to the most beautiful buildings of the capital. In 2019, the Paris’ Treasures series highlights Paris, the City of lights, with the light beam of the Eiffel Tower. The obverse shows an aerial view by night of the Eiffel Tower. This plunging view alllows the light beam to spread out on Paris and keep an eye on its inhabitants. In 2019, it is the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower. This date and the « RF » mention are highlighted in the Seine River.
The reverse is the common one of the Paris’ Treasures series. We see a contemporary view of the Paris map and also its districts represented by little pyramids. The gold deposit and the rhodium on coins allow to beautify the details on parisian monuments. Here, it is the famous Eiffel Tower headlight which is highlighted thanks to its benevolence for the city of Paris. Through the woman iron, Paris city of lights is magnified.
Paris ville lumière. Hommage aux plus beaux édifices de la capitale. En 2019, la sérieTrésors de Paris met enavant Paris ville lumière avec le faisceaulumineux de la Tour Eiffel. La face représenteunevueaérienne de nuit de la Tour Eiffel. Cettevueenplongeanteet de nuitpermet au faisceaulumineux de se répandre sur Paris et ainsi de veiller sur ses habitants. En 2019, la Tour Eiffel fête ses 130 ans. Cette date anniversaireainsi que le RF sontmisenavantdans la Seine.
Le revers est le revers commun à la sérieTrésors de Paris. Il propose unevuemoderne du plan de Paris et de ses arrondissements représentés par de petites pyramides. Le dépôtd’oret de rhodium sur les monnaiespermet de magnifier les détails des monuments parisiens. Ici, c’est le fameuxphare de la Tour Eiffel qui estmisen lumière tantilapporteunebienveillance à la ville de Paris. A traverssa dame de fer, c’est Paris ville lumière qui estmagnifiée.