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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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Spain: Gold and silver Proof coins issued as part of Europa Star series focusing on Gothic Era

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The Fabrica Nacional Moneda y Timbre — Real Casa de la Moneda have announced (17th July) they will release, in September, their fifth and final gold and silver Proof coins which are part of the Europa Star Programme’s Ages of Europe series

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France: Latest gold and silver Proof series features the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Olympus, Mont Saint-Michel, and Mount Fuji

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The Monnaie de Paris (MdP) has released (July 7th) the first of a three-coin set struck in gold and silver, which highlights world landmarks associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of sites known as “World Heritage

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France: Latest gold and silver Proof series features the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Olympus, Mont Saint-Michel, and Mount Fuji

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The Monnaie de Paris (MdP) has released (July 7th) the first of a three-coin set struck in gold and silver, which highlights world landmarks associated with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of sites known as “World Heritage

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France: New gold and silver coin series featuring “Nature of France” launched

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The Monnaie de Paris has launched a new three-year series that will highlight the beauty of nature through three strong numismatic symbols often depicted on French coinage: Namely the oak leaf, the laurel wreath, and the wheat sheaf

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France: New gold and silver coin series featuring “Nature of France” launched

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The Monnaie de Paris has launched a new three-year series that will highlight the beauty of nature through three strong numismatic symbols often depicted on French coinage: Namely the oak leaf, the laurel wreath, and the wheat sheaf

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La Semeuse: France Pays Tribute to Coin That Inspired Walking Liberty Half Dollar

The Sower The Semeuse, or “Sower”, has been one of the preeminent motifs of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, La Semeuse was created by Oscar Roty for a medal of the Ministry of Agriculture in 1887. In 1896, when Finance Minister Paul Doumer ordered new coins, Roty was one of the chosen […]

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Monnaies Françaises: French Coin Reference 2020 Edition Available in November

French “Red” Book by Coin & Currency Institute …… Monnaies Françaises has been the bible on the coins of modern France since it was first published in 1973. It is now authored by Francesco Pastrone and published by Editions Victor Gadoury of Monaco. It is called “Le Rouge” (The Red) in French. The 24th edition, […]

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Monaco: 2019-dated annual commemorative €2 featuring Prince Honore V released

The Trésorerie Générale des Finances du Gouvernement Princier de Monaco has released their widely anticipated €2 commemorative coin on the 12th September. The theme and design of their 2019-dated €2 commemorative coin are in tribute to the 200th anniversary of the accession of Sovereign Prince Honore V (1778–1841)

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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Man’s 1st Step on the Moon with Gold and Silver Coins

Orchestrated by the Apollo 11 mission, the First Step on the Moon was made July 21, 1969, by astronaut Neil Armstrong. APOLLO 11 Part of the Apollo American Space Program owned by NASA, Apollo 11 is a mission that had for the purpose of driving men to the moon and to ask for the first […]

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Italy: 500th anniversary of the birth of Tintoretto features on gold Europa Star series coin

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) has made released new gold collector coins (18th June) which are part of the ongoing Europa “the Ages of Europe” Star series highlighting the various eras of European civilisation. The specific ages, or epochs, are taken from the seven eras depicted on the euro-zone banknote series introduced in 2002

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Award-Winning Joaquin Jimenez Strikes Again

For the last several years Monnaie de Paris has collaborated with distinguished French institutions to salute ‘Creations Sublimant Excellence’ [works of sublime quality] in coin. Examples to date have included Cartier and Baccarat crystal.
This year the Louvre gets the nod

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Spain: Gold and silver collector coins highlight Spanish Renaissance as part of Europa Star series

The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre — Casa Real de la Moneda has released (27th May) their latest collector coins which are part of the ongoing Europa “the Ages of Europe” Star series highlighting the various eras of European civilisation. The specific ages or epochs are taken from the seven eras depicted on the euro-zone banknote series introduced in 2002

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MdP Strikes Notre-Dame Rebuild Coins

Within days of a fire destroying a large part of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, Monnaie de Paris announced the sale of two gold and one silver proof euros whose sale will contribute to the reconstruction fund of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 2019-dated coins have the same designs as those produced by MdP in 2013 to celebrate the 850th anniversary of this Gothic Cathedral. Both sides of the coin depict the gargoyles, towers and center of the rose window that are among the building’s most recognizable features

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Women of France: Marie Curie 2019 Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence on various areas culture, such as politics and art. This series uses the same historical strike that was used in the From Clovis to the Republic series and goes even […]

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Notre-Dame Cathedral: Tragic fire prompts Monnaie de Paris to offer silver fundraising coins and medals to aid reconstruction efforts

The Monnaie de Paris has launched new silver coins and base metal medallions which are offered for sale to aid in the reconstruction of one of the world’s greatest landmarks. The series of events on the 15th April shocked the world as news reports and videos showed, what, for many was unthinkable — the day Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire and burned into the night

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Notre-Dame Cathedral: Tragic fire prompts Monnaie de Paris to offer silver fundraising coins and medals in aid of reconstruction

The Monnaie de Paris has launched new silver coins and base metal medallions which are offered for sale to aid in the reconstruction of one of the world’s greatest landmarks. The series of events on the 15th April shocked the world as news reports and videos showed, what, for many was unthinkable — the day Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire and burned into the night

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Last of Marianne Gold Coin Series

By Monnaie de Paris ……. A Contemporary Allegory of Fraternity Since 2008, the Monnaie de Paris has been striking coins that revisit the major numismatic symbols of France. After the Sower, Hercules, and the Rooster, the institution pays tribute to Marianne. Inseparable from the Republic she has officially represented since 1877, her face appeared for the […]

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France: Latest Europa series dedicated to the Renaissance, with nod to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci

The Monnaie de Paris has released their 2019-dated Europa Star set of coins which is part of an ongoing multi-national numismatic programme dedicated to highlighting the Ages of Europe, begun in 2016. This year’s theme focuses on the Renaissance, defined as a period in European history between the 14th and 17th centuries that led to the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity

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‘Fraternity’ closes Marianne trilogy

Obverses of gold 250 euro (top) and silver 100 euro (center) “Marianne 2019” coins, along with silver reverse (bottom). (Images courtesy Monnaie de Paris)
Since 2008, Monnaie de Paris has revisited a number of historic French numismatic themes.
Two years ago, it commenced a trilogy paying tribute to Marianne, whose face first appeared on a French coin in 1871, a 5 centime (KM-821

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The Coin Analyst: The Euro’s Impact on Numismatics After 20 Years

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….. On January 4, 1999, 11 members of the European Union began using a common currency known as the euro. For the first three years, the currency existed virtually, used only for cashless and bank transactions. Euro coins were first minted in 1999 but only entered circulation in 2002 following […]

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Monnaie de Paris takes top COTY honors

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Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair

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France: Tribute to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall captured on a “wall-shaped” coin

The Monnaie de Paris has launched new collector coins produced in gold and silver which are in tribute to one of the 20th century’s most important events, the day the Berlin Wall came down.
With the closing days of communism, that was collapsing in Eastern Europe, the Berlin Wall, erected by the East German government at the behest of Soviet authorities, sought to essentially wall-in the Berliners living in the western half of the city

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Coin of the Year awards given in Berlin

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Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair

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France: Tribute to the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall captured on a “wall-shaped” coin

The Monnaie de Paris has launched new collector coins produced in gold and silver which are in tribute to one of the 20th century’s most important events, the day the Berlin Wall came down.
With the closing days of communism, that was collapsing in Eastern Europe, the Berlin Wall, erected by the East German government at the behest of Soviet authorities, sought to essentially wall-in the Berliners living in the western half of the city

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Award recipients from COTY’s anticipated awards presentation at the World Money Fair in Berlin

The World Money Fair once again played host to this year’s Coin of the Year awards, which recognises excellence in world coin issues over a selection of 10 categories and topics. As part of the presentations during the World Money Fair, the COTYs are one of the most anticipated events during the nearly week-long event, and are attended by industry experts, media, and invited guests

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France: Third design in attractive “Marianne Trilogy” issued in gold and silver

The Monnaie de Paris has released the third designs of gold and silver coins which are part of their three-year series dedicated to both the country’s allegorical symbol and official motto. Marianne, as she is known the world over, is the female representation and ideal of France since its earliest days as an emerging republic after the downfall of the monarchy in 1789

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France: Third design in attractive “Marianne Trilogy” issued in gold and silver

The Monnaie de Paris has released the third designs of gold and silver coins which are part of their three-year series dedicated to both the country’s allegorical symbol and official motto. Marianne, as she is known the world over, is the female representation and ideal of France since its earliest days as an emerging republic after the downfall of the monarchy in 1789

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Monnaie de Paris Commemorates Surrealist Guillaume Apollinaire on New Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Guillaume Apollinaire Born the 26th of August, 1880, Guillaume Apollinaire (originally named Guglielmo de Kostrowitzky) was a french poet and writer considered one of the greatest one of the 20th century. Very active politically, Apollinaire took part of the literary and aesthetic revolutions. A defender of Modern Art, he was a pioneer of Surrealism, which […]

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France: The poet Guillaume Apollinaire features on this year’s “7 Arts” gold and silver collector coins

The Monnaie de Paris has released new collector coins which are part of their ongoing series entitled “The 7 Arts,” which focuses on seven specific disciplines in the world of art and culture, including additional elements of an art, an artist, and a place. The latest coins feature Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), considered one of the greatest French poets of the 20th century

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France starts 2019 program

On Sept. 5, Aurélien Rousseau, Président-directeur général de Monnaie de Paris, launched the mint’s 2019 program.
Heading the announcement and #1 item in MdP’s “Histoire de l’humanité” series was the news that a commemorative will be struck to mark the 50th anniversary of “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

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France: Second set of Disney-themed €10 silver coins featuring Mickey & la France now available

The Monnaie de Paris has released the second series which highlights the lovable mouse from the World of Disney as he sets off on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of France. The famous mouse discovers France and as he stops at many of the country’s most exciting and familiar landmarks, Mickey Mouse shows how much of a shutter-bug he is by taking scads of Polaroid instant photos of each city, province, and region he visits as a souvenir, and, it is these images which are captured on the over 20 €10 silver coins

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France celebrates Renoir and Rodin

Renoir’s “Le bal du Moulin de la Galette” (top) and Rodin’s sculpture “Le Baiser” (bottom) feature on the reverses of this year’s silver 10 euro pair struck by Monnaie de Paris as part of its series honoring great works of French art. (Images courtesy Monnaie de Paris)
Last year, Monnaie de Paris introduced a new coin series honoring France’s great wealth of pictorial art.
The series continues this year and pays homage to Renoir’s “Le bal du Moulin de la Galette” [The ball of the Moulin de la Galette] that hangs in Musée d’Orsay and Rodin’s sculpture “Le Baiser” [The Kiss] that can be found in Musée Rodin

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France: Second set of Disney-themed €10 silver coins featuring Mickey & la France now available

The Monnaie de Paris has released the second series which highlights the lovable mouse from the World of Disney as he sets off on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of France. The famous mouse discovers France and as he stops at many of the country’s most exciting and familiar landmarks, Mickey Mouse shows how much of a shutter-bug he is by taking scads of Polaroid instant photos of each city, province, and region he visits as a souvenir, and, it is these images which are captured on the over 20 €10 silver coins

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Monnaie de Paris Issues Mini-Medal to Commemorate World Cup Wins

In 1998, after defeating the Croats in the semifinals, France celebrated the World Cup title of World Champion following their victory against Brazil. Twenty years later, they won again in the 2018 World Cup after their triumph against the Croats. To celebrate this event, the Monnaie de Paris decided to celebrate this double victory of France […]

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Women of France: George Sand 2018 Gold, Silver Proof Coins From Monnaie de Paris

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence on various areas culture, such as politics and art. This series uses the same historical strike that was used in the From Clovis to the Republic series and goes even […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Aviation & History: Dakota Gold and Silver Coins

The Series This new series on aviation and its history is paying tribute to major historical aircraft along with their stories. From the Spirit of Saint-Louis to brand new planes like the A380, most of the eras and types of aircrafts will be displayed. Each year, two planes are presented on new collector coins following […]

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World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Simone Veil 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

Overview: Simone Veil was born to a non-practicing Jewish family on July 13, 1927, in the city of Nice on the Mediterranean coast. During the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, she and her family were arrested by German authorities. Simone, her mother and one sister were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. They were later […]

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France: Third coin in prominent “Women of France” series continues with noted author George Sand

The Monnaie de Paris has launched (4th May) their third and final coin for 2018 in the successful series entitled “Women of France,” which tells the stories of notable French women who have shaped and influenced France from the first millennium to the current decade. The latest coin highlights the life of author George Sand, controversial in her day for her political views, her ability to develop a successful career in the middle 19th century, and for her romantic relationships which often became public matters

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France: Europa Star series “The Ages of Europe” continues with Baroque and Rococo design era

The Monnaie de Paris has issued their latest coins which are part of the overall and multi-national issue of coins focusing on the various eras and chapters in European design. The series “The Ages of Europe,” which began in 2016, is inspired by the seven current bank note denominations of the euro currency — each representing seven distinct timelines of design and style that had become prevalent on the European continent in their day

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World Coin Profile: France 2018 Marianne – Equality 1,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Marianne is the national symbol of the Republic of France, the personification of both Liberty and Reason. Born of the 18th-century philosophical movement known as the Enlightenment, she has stood for Democracy at its best and (sometimes) its worst. Her first appearance was on a 1789 medal honoring the storming of the Bastille, a […]

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Italy: Latest coin in the Europa Star Programme series features the Baroque period of art

The Istituto Poligrafico Zecca della Stato (IPZS) have released (22nd February) their latest coin which is part of the overall Europa Silver Star Programme. For 2018, the coin features the art which is part of the series “Ages of Europe — The Baroque Period” and the Europa Star Programme — an ongoing annual numismatic initiative begun in 2004

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France: 25th anniversary of the implementation of Maastricht Treaty celebrated on new gold and silver coins

The Monnaie de Paris have issued (5th February) gold and silver coins commemorating the 25th anniversary of the implementation of the Maastricht Treaty, a major event in modern, post-war European history. It was signed‎ on the ‎7th February 1992 in the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands by the foreign ministers of the 12 countries who were members of the European Economic Community — remembered today as the original 12

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France: Notable ”Women of France” historical coin series continues with Empress Joséphine

The Monnaie de Paris have launched their latest releases in the current coin series entitled “Women of France,” which features some of the country’s most notable women who have shaped or influenced French history, culture, and society. The series commenced in 2016 with the first coin honouring Queen Clotilde (474–545)

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

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The French in Vietnam – Rare 1946 French Indochinese Piastre Pattern Coin at MA-Shops

French Indochinese piastre By CoinWeek …. Compared to Portugal and Spain, France was late colonizing Asia and the Far East. Its involvement in Southeast Asian affairs didn’t begin until the early 1600s, when French Jesuit missionaries began working in Vietnam – which itself was only just beginning to grow into the country as we understand […]

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France: Second set of Marianne trilogy collector coins features Égalité theme

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (19th January) the second set of coins which is part of their very popular Marianne Trilogy series that focuses on one of the country’s most enduring symbols of nationhood and the French Republic: Marianne. Following the series of collector coins featuring the Sower, Hercules, and the Rooster, the Monnaie de Paris honours a major symbol of the French Republic for the second year

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France: The Sower series presents the currencies and coins that have shaped the history of France

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (12th January) the latest set of coins which are part of their highly successful series entitled Le Semeuse or “The Sower,” named after one of the most recognisable numismatic designs seen on French coinage. Begun in 2014, this series continues to highlight the designs seen throughout French numismatic history

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Monaco: Bicentenary of the foundation of the Prince’s Guard celebrated on new €2 coin

The treasury of the Principality of Monaco have issued (13th November) a new €2 commemorative coin celebrating the bicentenary anniversary of the founding of the Princely Guard, or Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince — which is the entity charged with the protection of the sovereign of Monaco as well as the princely family. Founded on the 8th December 1817 by HSH the Prince of Valentinois, Honoré Grimaldi, hereditary prince of Monaco and administrator of the principality, on behalf of his father, Prince Honoré IV, the Princely Guard have been the primary source of continual protection of the Monegasque sovereign for 200 years

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France: Popular “7 Arts” series continues with gold and silver coins featuring the art of French sculptor Auguste Rodin

The Monnaie de Paris has released new coins which are part of their ongoing series entitled “The 7 Arts.” The series focuses on various disciplines in the art world, including: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, dance, and performance arts such as acting

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 20, 2017: Debtor Nation, Crypto-Corruption

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 20, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) ‘Like stars in a complex constellation, these objects convey the sweep of Jewish history’ This exceptionally rare gold coin was minted in Judaea immediately after the conquest of Jerusalem and brought with a deployment of Roman troops to England soon afterwards. Two […]

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France: €2 commemorative coin honours the Pink Ribbon Foundation and promotes breast cancer awareness

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (29th September) a new €2 commemorative coin which honours the 25th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon Foundation and what it signifies — breast cancer awareness. The Pink Ribbon Foundation was launched in 1992 as the pink ribbon itself emerged as an international symbol for those suffering from breast cancer

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France: €2 commemorative coin honours the Pink Ribbon Foundation and promotes breast cancer awareness

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (29th September) a new €2 commemorative coin which honours the 25th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon Foundation and what it signifies — breast cancer awareness. The Pink Ribbon Foundation was launched in 1992 as the pink ribbon itself emerged as an international symbol for those suffering from breast cancer

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New World Coins – Malta’s Ħaġar Qim Temples on €2 Commemorative

By Central Bank of Malta …… On 27 June 2017, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ħaġar Qim temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ħaġar Qim temples. The coin obverse was designed by Noel Galea […]

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France: Endearing Disney character Scrooge McDuck features on latest “Youth Series” gold and silver coins

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled a new series of coins which features one of Walt Disney Studios’ most engaging cartoon characters: Scrooge McDuck. The irrepressible duck with his affectation of a broad Scottish brogue has been part of the world of Disney now for 70 years

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World Coins – Malta Issues New 2017 Euro Coin Set

By Central Bank of Malta …… On May 31, 2017 the Central Bank of Malta issued a new euro coin set dated 2017 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ħaġar Qim. This coin is the second of […]

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France: Endearing Disney character Scrooge McDuck features on latest “Youth Series” gold and silver coins

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled a new series of coins which features one of Walt Disney Studios’ most engaging cartoon characters: Scrooge McDuck. The irrepressible duck with his affectation of a broad Scottish brogue has been part of the world of Disney now for 70 years

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25th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Commemorated on New 2 Euro Coins

By CoinWeek News Staff …. The Paris Mint, otherwise known as Monnaie de Paris, will issue new 2-euro commemorative collector coins honoring the 25th anniversary of the famous pink ribbon symbol of the fight against breast cancer. The design features a woman holding one such pink ribbon over her left breast, her torso given a […]

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France: Famed haute couture designer Jean-Paul Gaultier lends his talents for latest gold and silver coins

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled their newest program of gold and silver coins, with an unexpected twist—they are designed by famed clothing designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who is widely renowned as one of the more avant-garde luminaries in the world of fashion. In “La France par Jean-Paul Gaultier,” the designs of the twenty-four €10 coins (released in two collections of 12 each) are inspired by the cities, provinces, and regions of France as seen through his  creative eyes

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France: Famed haute couture designer Jean-Paul Gaultier lends his talents for latest gold and silver coins

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled their newest program of gold and silver coins, with an unexpected twist—they are designed by famed clothing designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who is widely renowned as one of the more avant-garde luminaries in the world of fashion. In “La France par Jean-Paul Gaultier,” the designs of the twenty-four €10 coins (released in two collections of 12 each) are inspired by the cities, provinces, and regions of France as seen through his  creative eyes

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The French Mint honors artist Auguste Rodin on a 100 Euro silver commemorative coin released in 2017. The French artist, famous for iconic sculptures such as The Thinker and The Kiss, is honored on the obverse of the 100 Euro silver coin, which is one of three French coins released in 2017 featuring his […]

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France: Ever-popular figure of Marianne features on latest gold and silver collector coins

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The Monnaie de Paris have launched (20th January) a new set of coins that feature a modern rendition of Marianne, the female allegory of France

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: French artist Auguste Rodin is featured on a 10 Euro silver commemorative coin Monnaie de Paris released in 2017. The 10 Euro Rodin silver commemorative honors the life of the famous French artist known for such iconic sculptures as The Thinker (1904) and The Kiss (1889). Rodin was born on November 12, 1840 in […]

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France: Ever-popular figure of Marianne features on latest gold and silver collector coins

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The Monnaie de Paris have launched (20th January) a new set of coins that feature a modern rendition of Marianne, the female allegory of France

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France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he’s making a claim to 21st-century fame by being honored on a series of coins from the Monnaie de Paris – including a 2017 French 2 Euro bimetallic circulating commemorative coin. While […]

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France: “Treasures of Paris” coin series continues with focus on Statue of Liberty

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (20th January) a new set of coins highlighting the many treasures of the French capital, Paris. This second set of coins follows last year’s set, which featured the Palais Garnier and Institut de France

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France: “Treasures of Paris” coin series continues with focus on Statue of Liberty

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (20th January) a new set of coins highlighting the many treasures of the French capital, Paris. This second set of coins follows last year’s set, which featured the Palais Garnier and Institut de France

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France: Sculptor Rodin features on stunning silver coin in ongoing “7 Arts” series

The Monnaie de Paris have announced the upcoming issue of new coins in their ongoing series entitled “The 7 Arts.” Every year, this popular series introduces an art genre, an artist, and a particular place relevant within the arts community

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France: The Sower coupled with the exquisite Louis d’Or on latest gold and silver coins

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled (18th January) designs for three new coins that continue their impressive and sought-after series celebrating French coinage throughout the ages. Part of the Monnaie de Paris’s 1,150th anniversary of producing national coinage for the French State, the series was launched in 2014, and the designs in it have featured well-known or noteworthy coins that have shaped the economic and political growth of the state since the days of Charles II, “the Bald” (823–877)

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France: The Sower coupled with the exquisite Louis d’Or on latest gold and silver coins

The Monnaie de Paris have unveiled (18th January) designs for three new coins that continue their impressive and sought-after series celebrating French coinage throughout the ages. Part of the Monnaie de Paris’s 1,150th anniversary of producing national coinage for the French State, the series was launched in 2014, and the designs in it have featured well-known or noteworthy coins that have shaped the economic and political growth of the state since the days of Charles II, “the Bald” (823–877)

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France: Sculptor Rodin features on stunning silver coin in ongoing “7 Arts” series

The Monnaie de Paris have announced the upcoming issue of new coins in their ongoing series entitled “The 7 Arts.” Every year, this popular series introduces an art genre, an artist, and a particular place relevant within the arts community

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France: Focus on “Golden Age” of Architecture for 2017 Europa Series

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (24th January) their contributions to the annual Europa Star series of coins. Issued throughout the European Union’s Eurozone member states, the Europa Star series highlights European achievements, anniversaries, and common history or cultural ties

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France: Focus on “Golden Age” of Architecture for 2017 Europa Series

The Monnaie de Paris have launched (24th January) their contributions to the annual Europa Star series of coins. Issued throughout the European Union’s Eurozone member states, the Europa Star series highlights European achievements, anniversaries, and common history or cultural ties

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France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 France Joan of Arc 10 Euro silver Proof coin pays homage to the female military leader who rattled English intruders in France and paid the ultimate price for it. Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc) was a peasant girl born circa January 6, 1412 to Jacques d’Arc, a tenant farmer, and Isabelle Romée […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and history. This Women of France coin series issued by the Monnaie de Paris commemorates the life of Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083). The wife of William the Conqueror, Queen Matilda was […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and history. This Women of France coin series issued by the Monnaie de Paris commemorates the life of Matilda of Flanders (1031-1083). The wife of William the Conqueror, Queen Matilda was […]

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France 2016 François Mitterrand Centennial 2 Euro Coin

Description: The François Mitterrand France 2 Euro Centennial coin honors the Socialist Party icon who became the longest-serving president of France. Mitterrand led France from 1981 through 1995 and was the first president elected under the French Fifth Republic, a semi-presidential political system that was established in 1958 and is based on the republican constitution […]

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France: The World’s Most Famous Mouse “Through the Ages” on New Gold and Silver Euro Coins

On October 7, the Monnaie de Paris launched a new set of coins that pays tribute to the world’s most famous cartoon mouse. The five-coin series highlights the evolution of the lovable, big-hearted character’s portrayal from the time he first graced the silver screen nearly 90 years ago

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World Mints : Some silver coins you may not have considered but should.

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… The World Mints produce a variety of Silver Coins for collectors and investors. Silver hasn’t served as a regular medium of exchange in any nation for more than 40 years, which means much of what is currently being struck is focused on rounds and bars for investors in the metal. Here’s the rest […]

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Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta …… Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin obverse […]

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Malta Issues 2 Euro Commemorative Coin – Ġgantija Temples

By Central Bank of Malta ……   Series of coins depicting Malta’s prehistoric monuments On 22 September 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a €2 commemorative coin depicting the Ġgantija temples. The coin reverse shows the common €2 side while the obverse (national side) shows a representation of the Ġgantija temples. The coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 23, 2016 The Future Is Now 1.) Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack “Bitcoins are funds within the plain meaning of that term,” [Judge Alison] Nathan wrote. “Bitcoins can be accepted as a payment for goods and services or bought directly […]

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Malta to Issue New Euro Coin Set Dated 2016

By Central Bank of Malta …. On Monday, 22 August 2016, the Central Bank of Malta will issue a new euro coin set dated 2016 in a brilliant uncirculated version. The set incorporates the eight Maltese euro coins as well as a €2 coin depicting the prehistoric temples of Ġgantija. This coin is the first […]

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France Marks Centennial Anniversary of Mitterand’s Birth on Latest €2 Coin

The Monnaie de Paris has announced (June 22) the issue of a new commemorative coin marking the centennial anniversary of the birth of Francois Mitterand (1916 – 1996), remembered in France for being the country’s longest serving president of the Fifth Republic, as well as for being the first president elected from the Socialist party. Mitterand succeeded Valery Giscard D’Estang to become France’s 21st president, serving from 1981 to 1995 in two consecutive seven-year terms

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Singapore International Coin Fair Attracts Nearly 7,000 Attendees

The 2016 Singapore International Coin Fair (SICF) proved to be an unqualified success. The three-day coin event (April 1-3) attracted thousands of visitors, and featured more than 100 different dealers and mints displaying their coins and banknotes. SICF 2016 was organized by Panda America for the sixth straight year, and took place at the Marina […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

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France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 50 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint releasing a coin dedicated to Queen Clotilde, credited with establishing Christianity in France. Clotilde, who was born in Burgundy in 474 CE (before the Fall of the Western Roman Empire) […]

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France’s Favorite Little Prince Takes a Great Journey on New Coin Series

The Monnaie de Paris has launched (21st March) a new numismatic series chronicling the travels of France’s favorite Petit Prince, based on the novella by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900 – 1944). The release of this most recent series of “The Little Prince” coins coincides with the 70th anniversary of the story’s publication in France in 1946

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Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The appeal […]

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The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek …. As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23 that proposes issuing a set of three coins (half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin) in 2019 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of […]

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The Coin Analyst – Domed Basketball Coins More Likely Miss than Hit if Issued in 2019

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   As reported recently in CoinWeek, a bill (H.R. 4592) was introduced in the House of Representatives on February 23 that proposes issuing a set of three coins (half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin) in 2019 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall […]

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By  Monnaie de Paris……. Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is accompanied […]

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By  Monnaie de Paris……. Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is accompanied […]

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Monnaie de Paris to Issue Coins to Commemorate the 2016 UEFA Championship

By Monnaie de Paris …….   Organised every 4 years since 1960, the male European football UEFA championship, called EURO, will take place in France from 10th June to 10th July 2016.  UEFA Euro 2016 2 Euros BU and Proof The obverse represents the Henri-Delaunay trophy in the centre of a map of France. It is […]

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Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

    2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both from the United States Mint and the mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the $100 High Relief gold coin that the United States Mint released on June 30. The coin sold quite well and has developed a stable aftermarket in original government packaging and […]

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France 2015 Kings and Presidents Charles de Gaulle 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: I call upon all Frenchmen who want to remain free to listen to my voice and follow me. These were the words that French General Charles de Gaulle spoke to the French speaking people over the airwaves of the BBC in London on June 18, 1940. The French government, humiliated in defeat at the […]

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Paris Mint Transforms into a Chocolate Factory

CoinWeek staff reports… Controversial American artist Paul McCarthy, who was in the news recently after his giant green inflatable “Christmas Tree” sculpture–installed in the heart of historic Paris–came under fire for being indecent, has opened a remarkable exposition at the newly renovated Monnaie de Paris (the Paris Mint). McCarthy’s installation, entitled Chocolate Factory, is the […]

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Monnaie de Paris Releases Silver and Gold Coins Honoring Jean-Philippe Rameau

France’s Monnaie de Paris has released two bullion coins honoring 18th century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Rameau served as the official composer of the Versailles Court and is best known for his operas and ‘ballet-operas’. He served as the Official composer of the Versailles Court from 1745. Designer Christian Lacroix reinterprets on the obverse a feminine […]

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