French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary

By |2021-05-10T21:11:15+01:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: History, Coloured, Gold, People, Silver, Cameroon, CIT Coin Invest, East India Company, Djibouti, France, MDM, Mint of Poland, Monnaie de Paris, Niue Island, St Helena|

French military legend Napoleon Bonaparte died 200 years ago and the coin world marks the anniversary Better late than never, as they say, here's our roundup of coins commemorating the bicentenary this week of the death of pint-sized Gallic terror, Napoleon Bonaparte. An icon in France and one of the most famous figures in history, [...]

Harry Potter magics his way into the Monnaie de Paris with a new range, including a shaped Hedwig

By |2021-03-01T13:53:35+00:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Gold, Silver, France, Monnaie de Paris|

Harry Potter magics his way into the Monnaie de Paris with a new range, including a shaped Hedwig Harry Potter seems to zip about the coin world more than most, having already appeared at the Crown Mint for several issues, MDM, and in more numerous form, at the New Zealand Mint. We can now add [...]

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 [...]

Monnaie de Paris thanks French health workers and invites you to do the same

By |2020-05-04T15:33:02+01:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Event, People, Medallion, News, Monnaie de Paris|

I'm pretty sure you don't need a recap on what's happening around the world at the moment. Many of us are sat on our asses burning our way through the entire Netflix database, piling on the pounds and slowly going stir crazy. There are however, whole swathes of people that have never had it so hard, and those are the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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