This series of Charles De Gaulle coins are produced by Monnaie de Paris, France’s oldest continuously operating minting institution, founded in 864. This silver coin has a nominal value of 10€, 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 Charles De Gaulle 10€ 1/4 oz silver coin bears a modern yet historically inspired design, with an impressive fineness of 900 and a unique look. The obverse of this coin depicts a portrait of Charles De Gaulle, who in 1940 broadcasted a speech on the BBC from London calling for resistance against the armistice, encouraging French people to refuse defeat and to fight. In 1944 General de Gaulle because the President of the interim government of the French Republic, and today his name is likely most recognised as the name of Paris’s main airport. The yeardate is also labelled on the obverse, and on the reverse the BBC microphone is depicted, a reminder of the speech made by Charles de Gaulle just one day after armistice was announced. The dates 1959-1969 recognise the duration of his mandate as President of the Republic, and are featured at the bottom on the reverse.
|Pure silver content (g)||155.61|