Monnaie de Paris 2015 The Little Prince 5€ gold coin

2015 The Little Prince 5€ gold coin
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This series of The Little Prince coins are produced by Monnaie de Paris, France’s oldest continuously operating minting institution, founded in 864. This gold coin has a nominal value of 5€, however they are traded at a much higher price on the bullion coin market due to the state-of-the-art know-how of the Monnaie de Paris craftsmen who are able to expertly and creatively engrave precious metals.

This 2015 The Little Prince 5€ gold coin bears a modern yet classically inspired design. With an impressive fineness of 999 and a timeless look, the obverse of this coin depicts a scene from the renowned French children’s book The Little Prince, or ‘Le Petit Prince’, as it reads on the coin. The scene represents the Little Prince who flew to the stars with birds, and the writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery once said "I think he took advantage for his escape, a migration of wild birds.” The reverse, common to the series, features an illustration of the Little Prince, along with novella’s title around the outside in French, English, German and Chinese. This series of coins uncovers the surreal universe of ‘The Little Prince’ filled with friendships, mysteries and disappointments.

Weight (g)   1.24
Pure gold content (g) 1.23
Dimensions (mm)14