France Unveils 2016 Banks of the Seine Gold and Silver Coins

France’s Monnaie de Paris has unveiled a new set of coins in its “Banks of the Seine” series, which highlights culturally significant locations along the Seine River in Paris, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The new coins feature the Musée d’Orsay, one of the most famous art museums in the world. The museum was established in […]

France Continues Sower Series with “The Teston” Gold and Silver Coins

The Monnaie de Paris has released the next design in its Sower Historic Coins series, which recalls France’s numismatic heritage by highlighting some of the most significant coins in the nation’s history. The 2016 issues feature the teston, a sixteenth century issue that circulated during the reign of Francis 1. This year’s design is available […]

France Debuts “Paris Treasures” Series with Opéra Garnier Silver Coins

Two new coins honoring France’s famous Opéra Garnier have been released by the Monniae de Paris to launch the Mint’s “Paris’ Treasures” series. The coins are composed of 90% silver and share obverse and reverse designs; collectors can choose from a 10€ silver Proof coin that weighs 22.2 grams and costs 78€, and a 50€ silver Proof […]

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 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 […]