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” […]

France UNESCO 2015 Bank of Seine Gold and Silver Coins

The Monnaie de Paris has unveiled a new collection of coins featuring the Hôtel national des Invalides and Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées. The silver coins included in the collection incorporate selective plating in gold and black rhodium for a dramatic effect. The collection is part of a series that pays tribute to UNESCO world heritage […]

France 2015 EUROPA 70 Years of Peace in Europe

The Monnaie de Paris has released gold, silver, and base metal coins under this year’s Europa European Silver Coin Program. Under the program, member countries of the European Union cooperate to issue coins celebrating common aspects of European identity with a different theme selected each year. The theme for this year is 70 Years of […]

2014 Baccarat “French Excellency” Gold and Silver Coins

A new collection from the Monnaie de Paris entitled “Excellence à la française” (French Excellency) showcases the best of traditional French craftsmanship. The first releases in the series highlight the work of the Baccarat crystal company. The same intricate design is featured across three different sized gold and two different sized silver coins. The largest […]

New Domed Coins for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

The Monnaie de Paris has released a set of gold and silver domed coins to mark the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. These coins may see some added attention following the United States Mint’s recent release of the extremely popular domed Baseball Hall of Fame Coins. The authorizing legislation for the US Mint’s program […]

France: Jean-Philippe Rameau Gold and Silver Coins

The Monnaie de Paris has issued gold and silver coins to honor composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. He was the official composer of the Versailles Court from 1745 and is considered one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the Baroque era. This release is part of the Europa Coin Programme, which is a […]

France: 50 Years of European Space Cooperation Gold and Silver Coins

The Monnaie de Paris have recently launched a set of gold and silver coins to commemorate 50 years of European space cooperation. The coins were developed together with the European Space Agency. The reverse design highlights the Ariane launchers, the most well-known and popular symbol of European space cooperation. The Ariane launcher is depicted at […]