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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Monnaie de Paris celebrates fall of Berlin Wall

This Nov. 9 marks the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate the historic occasion, Monnaie de Paris has issued a spectacular group of three gold and three silver euros. These are the first coins in … Continue reading

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‘Fraternity’ closes Marianne trilogy

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-821.1). In … Continue reading

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Monnaie de Paris takes top COTY honors

By Tom Michael Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair. From the thousands of coins produced in a year, only a hundred make the cut for nomination. … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year awards given in Berlin

By Tom Michael Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair. From the thousands of coins produced in a year, only a hundred make the cut for nomination. … Continue reading

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French jewelry merges with coins

Designing coins is a craft. So is designing jewelry. While it has been argued in the past that the line separating some medallic art from sculpture may be nebulous, the line between what constitutes a coin and what should be … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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France celebrates Renoir and Rodin

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 … Continue reading

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