The most exclusive collection of the year

Monnaie De Paris

This is the story of two institutions of Parisian culture who come together around an already cult project. The Monnaie de Paris , the oldest company in the world whose historical mission (since the year 864, all the same) amounts to minting coins , is associated with the Louvre Museum for a collection of new coins highly coveted by the greatest collectors and passionate about the treasures of Egypt . Code name: French Excellence .

A collection in homage to ancient Egypt

This historical association was born on the occasion of two anniversaries : that of the discovery of Tutankhamun 's tomb exactly 100 years ago and the deciphering of hieroglyphs 200 years ago. A great way to transmit a fascinating cultural heritage around a collection of 5 coins made by the teams of the Monnaie de Paris under the yoke of Joaquin Jimenez , General Engraver of the institution . This limited series presents gold or silver coins to the glory of the Egyptian cultural heritage : a real marvel.

The wow piece to admire

To beautifully echo the formidable collections of Egyptian antiquities on display at the Louvre , the Monnaie de Paris teams have made an incredible 1 kilo gold coin (edited in 14 copies) and particularly rich in symbols.

Reverse side: the god Amon , protector of Tutankhamun surrounded by hieroglyphs and watched by the blue eye of Oudjat . Front side: the Great Sphinx of Tanis , adorned with engravings and surrounded by the God of the Moon (Khonsou) as well as a worshiper. In other words: a real demonstration of the know-how of minting , casting and enameling combined, which brilliantly justify the name of French Excellence carried by this collection. Want the same in your living room? It will cost you the trifle of €125,000..!

Excellence à la française , available at the Boutique de la Monnaie de Paris , 2 bis rue Guénégaud, Paris 6th, open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday until 9 p.m. Free admission.

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