Monnaie de Paris France by Jean Paul Gautier 50€ colourised silver coin

France by Jean Paul Gautier 50€ colourised silver coin
  • £68.25

This series of France by Jean Paul Gautier 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 2017 France by Jean Paul Gautier 50€ colourised 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 colourised with the colours of the French flag that depicts a rooster on a background of the outline of France with the sun shining on a rural French scene, 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. This fashionable coin is presented in an equally stylish pouch and tin.

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