August, 2017

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 [...]

April, 2017

Madame de Pompadour is the second of three 2017 coins in the outstanding Women of France series

By |2017-04-10T18:28:54+01:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Madame de Pompadour is the second of three 2017 coins in the outstanding Women of France series The natural sucessor to AgAuNEWS favourite series From Clovis to Republic, Women of France takes a look at the females that have influenced France over the last millenium. Designed by modern French icon, Christian Lacroix, the coins continue with a very cool method of striking a coin that simulates the old hammered [...]

March, 2017

Superb Women of France historical coin series continues into 2017 with Catherine de Medici

By |2017-03-25T10:44:31+00:00March 25th, 2017|Categories: History, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Superb Women of France historical coin series continues into 2017 with Catherine de Medici Last year, the world's oldest mint debuted a sequel sereis to one of our favourite ranges of coins from recent years. You've often heard us praise the Monnaie de Paris series, From Clovis to Republic, one struck in what the mint calls its historical strike and designed by modern French icon, Christian Lacroix. [...]

February, 2017

France remembers the death of the sculpture Rodin a century on with silver coin duo

By |2017-02-25T11:02:51+00:00February 24th, 2017|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

France remembers the death of the sculpture Auguste Rodin a century on with the release of a face value silver coin duo The Monnaie de Paris has launched its latest range of Face value coins following on from the beautiful Marianne designs it launched in December. Depicting the acclaimed French sculptor Auguste Rodin, this is a fine-looking and interesting coin. Unlike Marianne, Rodin is only available in [...]

December, 2016

Beautiful Marianne is the latest French numismatic icon to be celebrated

By |2016-12-30T14:46:57+00:00December 30th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Beautiful Marianne is the latest French numismatic icon to be celebrated Who is Marianne? In the way that Britain has Britannia, the US has Lady Liberty, and Switzerland has Helvetia, France has Miarianne. The personification of nationhood, these strong females represent the strength and values of country. Obviously these will be strong contenders for numismatic showcasing and the first two of those examples in particular are very well represented. Now [...]

French Seven Arts proof coin series continues with a Gallic cinema legend, Jean Gabin

By |2016-12-27T22:37:59+00:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Gold, People, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

French Seven Arts proof coin series continues with a Gallic cinema legend, Jean Gabin. Another of the many series of precious metal coins issued by the Monnaie de Paris  has been boosted with a new entrant and this time it's one celebrating something very close to the French heart - the arts. Called 7 Arts, this series encompasses a single release each year, each looking at [...]

Treasures of Paris gilded proof silver coin range visits the Institut de Paris

By |2016-12-27T13:14:43+00:00December 27th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Art & Literature, Gilded, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

The Treasures of Paris gilded proof silver coin range visits the Institut de Paris for its second outing. The latest in the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) proof coin series called Treasures of Paris has just managed to sneak in before the years end, fulfilling the mints commitment to two debuts per annum, and like previous entrants features selective gilding to parts of the reverse face. [...]

November, 2016

Mickey Through the Ages. France joins Niue with coins celebrating Disney icon

By |2016-11-29T00:06:22+00:00November 29th, 2016|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Mickey Through the Ages. France joins Niue with coins celebrating Disney icon. Previously the exclusive domain of the New Zealand Mint, Disney coins have now been launched by French national mint, the Monnaie de Paris. Ostensibly a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney's death, the coins are strictly limited to depicting the animation legends most iconic creation, Mickey Mouse. Most popular, and after some [...]

French Excellence continues from the Monnaie de Paris with Van Cleef & Arpels

By |2016-11-10T16:15:15+00:00November 10th, 2016|Categories: Art & Literature, Gold, Inserts, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

French Excellence continues from the Monnaie de Paris with Van Cleef & Arpels. For the third year the old French mint, the Monnaie de Paris, has released a range of coins meant to celebrate excellence in French artistic design. The series launched in 2014 with a commemoration of 250 years of Baccarat, purveyors of fine crystal. The following year saw a nod to the Royal Sèvres [...]

July, 2016

French Great War coin series commemorates the brutal Battle of Verdun

By |2016-11-05T06:30:40+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: History, Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

The centenary commemorations of the Great War continue with most of the major countries involved releaseing coins in remembrance. As the country upon whose soil much of the carnage took place, France has a special right to mark the war. Their latest features a battle that occupies a special place in the French memory, not for its importance in the war, but for its brutality and lack of strategic result. Verdun [...]

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