June, 2019

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 tournament. Not a single coin, the've gone for four different designs across both of [...]

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, Gilded, Military, 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 France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by [...]

February, 2019

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

By |2019-02-26T22:39:28+01:00February 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 'Historical Strike'. This is basically a standard strike, but with the edge of it unbound [...]

October, 2018

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 their combination of beautiful design, high-quality, and interesting subjects. Aircraft aren't a rare subject on [...]

March, 2018

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, Gold, Movies & TV, 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 de Paris has issued a variety of precious metal numismatics themed around the central Disney [...]

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

By |2018-03-14T20:58:51+01:00March 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 trilogy of coins featuring Clotilde, Mathilde and Jeanne d’Arc, three more were issued the following [...]

January, 2018

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

By |2018-01-15T11:33:09+01:00January 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 in many quarters, because of its use on a whole range of coins in the [...]

November, 2017

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

By |2017-11-08T13:07:04+01:00November 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 sure what to make of this one. Launched in 2014, French Excellence is meant to [...]

August, 2017

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 of art. Called Museum Masterpieces, the focus is less on actual French art but more [...]

Monnaie de Paris commences its second lunar cycle with a superb new dog coin in high relief

By |2017-08-22T14:18:36+01:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Lunar Calendar, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Monnaie de Paris commences its second lunar cycle with a superb new dog coin in high relief Despite being over six months away, lunar year of the dog coins are starting to come thick and fast, culminating next week with the release of the super popular Perth Mint Lunar II coins. Just because those are the biggest and most awaited of the lunar coins doesn't mean they're [...]

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