France 2015: The Little Prince Gold and Silver Coins


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novella, The Little Prince, serves as inspiration for a 2015 series of coins issued by the Monnaie de Paris. The coins share an obverse design that bears a sketch of the Little Prince beside the denomination and “2015,” the year of production. Circling the outer edge, the words “The Little Prince” are translated into four languages.

The 5 euro 1/25 ounce gold Proof coin (pictured above) costs €125, while the 10 euro “Draw Me a Mutton” silver Proof coin (below) retails for €60. Both coins have a mintage limit of 5,000.

prince silver obverse1

prince silver 1

The quarter ounce 50 euro gold Proof “Stars are Guides” coin costs €490, while its silver Proof counterpart carries a 10 euro denomination and retails for €60. It has a mintage limit of 2,000.


1/4 oz. €50 Gold Proof “Stars are Guides”

The 50 Euro “Essential is Invisible” gold Proof also retails for €490, while a silver Proof 10 euro coin bearing the same design costs €60. It has a mintage limit of 2,000.


1/4 oz. €50 Gold Proof “Essential is Invisible”

The one ounce 200 euro gold Proof retails for €1,960 and has a mintage limit of only 1,000.


1 oz. €200 Gold Proof

For more information, visit the Monnaie de Paris’s Web site.

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