France harks back to the American War of Independence with coins celebrating La Fayette’s arrival

By |2020-06-21T14:36:56+01:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

The Monnaie de Paris is launching a new range of coins celebrating the French involvement in the American War of Independence. The first issue marks the 240th anniversary of the arrival of the Marquis de La Fayette in Boston aboard the frigate Hermione. Confusingly, it's also billed as part of the mints Major Landmarks in the History of Humanity [...]

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has its rising popularity showcased on a new multi-coin Euro range

By |2019-06-16T14:55:57+01:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Gold, Sport, Silver, France, MDM, Monnaie de Paris|

The FIFA Women's World Cup has its rising popularity showcased on a new multi-coin Euro range With the FIFA Womens World Cup currently underway in France, and the Monnaie de Paris having a good history of issuing sporting coins, it comes as no surprise to see them issue a range to mark [...]

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.

By |2019-06-07T07:42:05+01:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Gilded, Gold, Silver, Canada, France, Gibraltar, Niue Island, Tanzania, United Kingdom|

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied [...]

Marie Curie is the 2019 issue in France’s ongoing series celebrating the great women in their history

By |2019-02-26T22:39:28+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Marie Curie is the 2019 issue in France's ongoing series celebrating the great women in their history Women of France is the spiritual successor to the classic Monnaie de Paris series, From Clovis to Republic. A favourite here that you've no doubt heard us big up on numerous occasions, Clovis introduced the [...]

Military transport aircraft, the Transall, is the subject of the fourth French Aviation & History coin

By |2018-10-01T10:52:43+01:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Gold, Science, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Military transport aircraft, the Transall, is the subject of the fourth French Aviation & History coin One of our favourite national mints, the Monnaie de Paris has a knack of producing some exceptional series of coins. Series like From Clovis to Republic and its Women of France follow-up, have struck a chord here with [...]

France celebrates its Disney Connection with the first half of an epic 2018 coin program

By |2018-03-27T13:30:29+01:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France celebrates its Disney Connection with the first half of an epic 2018 coin program It isn't just the New Zealand Mint that issues Disney coins. Ever since the opening of Disneyland Paris, France has held a special place for the creations of Walt Disney. Over the last couple of years the Monnaie [...]

Women of France continues with Desiree Clary and the fabled Josephine, wife of Napoleon

By |2018-03-14T20:58:51+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Women of France continues with Desiree Clary and the fabled Josephine, wife of Napoleon Now in its third year, the Monnaie de Paris series Women of France continues to work its way through the female icons that have contributed to the rich history of this European nation. Beginning in 2016 with a [...]

France enters the revolutionary period with the fifth of its seven annual The Sower coins

By |2018-01-15T11:33:09+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Culture, History, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France enters the revolutionary period with the fifth of its seven annual The Sower coins Like the Rooster and Marianne, the Sower is an icon of French numismatics. Dating back to 1887, it was designed by one of the most celebrated medallists of the Art Nouveau, Oscar Roty. Initially a controversial work [...]

Guy Savoy and an egg are celebrated on the Monnaie de Paris’ latest high-end coin range

By |2017-11-08T13:07:04+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Guy Savoy and an egg are celebrated on the Monnaie de Paris' latest high-end coin range Now it goes without saying that we're great admirers of the Monnaie de Paris. Their From Clovis to Republic and follow-up Women of France series are some of our all-time favourites, but we're still not quite [...]

France showcases its most famous museum masterpieces with two new gold and silver coin ranges

By |2017-08-30T15:35:40+01:00August 30th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France showcases its most famous museum masterpieces with two new gold and silver coin ranges Another new series from the Monnaie de Paris will launch on 12 September and like most of the coins issued by this long-running organisation, they delve into the rich history of a nation known for its love [...]

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