Monnaie de Paris France by Jean Paul Gaultier 50€ silver coin

France by Jean Paul Gaultier 50€ silver coin
  • £78.75

This series of France by Jean Paul Gaultier coins are produced by Monnaie de Paris, France’s oldest continuously operating minting institution, founded in 864. This silver coin has a face value of 50€, and is made with the state-of-the-art know-how of the Monnaie de Paris craftsmen who are able to expertly and creatively engrave precious metals. 

This France by Jean Paul Gaultier 50€ silver coin bears a modern yet historically inspired design, with an impressive fineness of 900 and a unique look. Jean Paul Gaultier once said, “I like to look at things from an unusual perspective and question what’s expected”, and this year Monnaie de Paris is presenting this unique viewpoint on their coins. This series shows the cities, provinces and regions of France through the eyes of the iconic fashion designer, and the observe of this silver coin has a playful design that depicts a pair of roosters dancing under the Eiffel Tower, with the Gallic rooster acting as an unofficial symbol of France as a nation. The reverse shows the face value surrounded by two branches, oak and laurel, reminiscent of the Euro symbol, and is presented within a hexagonal design to represent the shape of France.

Weight (g)   41
Pure silver content (g) 36.9
Dimensions (mm)41