This series of French Excellence coins are produced by Monnaie de Paris, France’s oldest continuously operating minting institution, founded in 864. This silver coin is a collaboration with the French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels, and has a nominal value of 50€, 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 2016 French Excellence Van Cleef & Arpels 50€ 5oz silver coin bears a unique yet classically inspired design. With an impressive fineness of 950 and a memorable and elegant aesthetic, the obverse of this coin depicts an ethereal fairy design with mother of pearl butterfly that combines metal and diamonds in a way that highlights the craftsmanship of both houses, with the excellence of high jewellery bringing lightness and movement to precious materials. The reverse displays delicate hands with a feminine design, and celebrates the 110th anniversary of Van Cleef & Arpels in 2016.
|Pure silver content (g)||155.61|