PCGS Around the World: Coins From the Treasure of Polzévet

PCGS Around the World: Coins From the Treasure of Plozévet

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   In September 2021, the news of a treasure find appeared in many media outlets. For one couple, the dream...
France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView

PCGS Around the World – Full Mirror Brockage Mint Error French Gold

By Jay Turner for PCGS ......   France 1896-A 20 Francs Faisceau privy Gad-1063, Full Brockage Reverse Mint Error, PCGS AU58. Courtesy of PCGS TrueView In coin...
The Coin Analyst: The Euro and Its Impact on Numismatics 20 Years on

The Coin Analyst: The Euro’s Impact on Numismatics After 20 Years

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek .....   On January 4, 1999, 11 members of the European Union began using a common currency known as the euro....

La Semeuse: France Pays Tribute to Coin That Inspired Walking Liberty Half Dollar

The Sower The Semeuse, or "Sower", has been one of the preeminent motifs of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, La Semeuse was created...

Women of France: Marie Curie 2019 Gold, Silver Proof Coins

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence...

France 2017 Auguste Rodin 2 Euro Coin

Description: Auguste Rodin, the French artist and sculptor known for his iconic 19th-century work The Thinker, died 100 years ago in 1917. Now he's making...

The French in Vietnam – Rare 1946 French Indochinese Piastre Pattern Coin at MA-Shops

French Indochinese piastre By CoinWeek ....   Compared to Portugal and Spain, France was late colonizing Asia and the Far East. Its involvement in Southeast Asian affairs...
obverse, France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 euro Silver proof Coin. Image courtesy Monnaie de Paris

France 2016 Women of France: Joan of Arc 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 France Joan of Arc 10 Euro silver Proof coin pays homage to the female military leader who rattled English intruders in France...

World Coin Profile: France 2018 Marianne – Equality 1,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Marianne is the national symbol of the Republic of France, the personification of both Liberty and Reason. Born of the 18th-century philosophical movement known...

Monnaies Françaises: French Coin Reference 2020 Edition Available in November

French "Red" Book by Coin & Currency Institute ......   Monnaies Françaises has been the bible on the coins of modern France since it was first...
Monnaie de Paris Releases Coins and Medals to Commemorate the Smurfs

Monnaie de Paris Releases Coins and Medals to Commemorate the Smurfs

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   In 1958, the Belgian comic artist Pierre "Peyo" Culliford created Les Schtroumpfs. These lovable little blue dwarfs--more commonly known...

France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The Rooster is one of French numismatics most enduring symbols. The France 2015 Rooster 100 Euro Gold Coin features an updated interpretation of the Rooster was...

The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair...

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year...

French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

THE SERIES’ SPIRIT The Sower has been a pattern of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, the Sower was designed by Oscar Roty...

Queen Matilda, Platinum Eagle Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2016

By CoinWeek .....   2016 may go down as one of the most captivating years for coin design in recent memory as Mints large and small...
Obverse, France 2017 marianne 5,000 Euro Gold Proof Coin. Image courtesy Monnaie de Paris

World Coin Profile: France 2017 Marianne – Liberty 5,000 Euro Gold Coin

Description: Marianne is the national symbol of the Republic of France, a fusion of the personifications of Liberty and Reason. Born of the 18th-century Enlightenment,...

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 200 Euro Gold Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 200 Euro Gold Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and...

France 2016 Rooster 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris closes out its three-year Rooster coin program featuring the art of longtime mint engraver Joaquin Jimenez. Jimenez’ rooster design debuted in 2014. The 2016...

World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Simone Veil 2 Euro Bimetallic Commemorative Coin

Overview: Simone Veil was born to a non-practicing Jewish family on July 13, 1927, in the city of Nice on the Mediterranean coast. During the...

Women of France: George Sand 2018 Gold, Silver Proof Coins From Monnaie de Paris

Series Inspiration In 2016, Monnaie de Paris launched a new series that pays tribute to French History through the women who have had an influence...

Fall of the Berlin Wall 200 Euro Gold Coin From Monnaie de Paris

History Built during the night of August 12-13, 1961, by the German Democratic Republic, the Berlin Wall (or "Wall of Shame" in West Germany) was...

Monnaie de Paris Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Man’s 1st Step on the Moon with...

Orchestrated by the Apollo 11 mission, the First Step on the Moon was made July 21, 1969, by astronaut Neil Armstrong. APOLLO 11 Part of the...

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The 2016 Queen Matilda 10 Euro Silver Proof coin is part of a series of French coins honoring great women in France’s culture and...

France 2015 Rugby World Cup 200 Euro Concave Oblong Proof Gold Coin

Description: To mark the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Monnaie de Paris, has issued a gold and silver collector coin program. The centerpiece of the...

Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

By CoinWeek....   2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both for the United States Mint and for mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the...

France 2016 Women of France: Queen Clotilde 10 Euro Silver Coin

Description: The Monnaie de Paris unveiled its multi-year Women of France 10-euro silver and 50-euro quarter-ounce gold coin series in 2016, with the French mint...
France 2017 Auguste Rodin 100 Euro Silver Coin. Image courtesy Monnaie de Paris

2017 Auguste Rodin 10 Euro Silver Coin from Monnaie de Paris

Description: French artist Auguste Rodin is featured on a 10 Euro silver commemorative coin Monnaie de Paris released in 2017. The 10 Euro Rodin silver...
Collecting French FDC Coin Sets

Collecting French FDC Coin Sets

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek .....   Starting in 1964, the Paris Mint began producing a new series of special mint sets with very limited mintages....

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

The rooster is a French symbol, appearing on the coins of the 19th century. One of the most significant is one of the versions of...

Monnaie de Paris to Issue Last of Marianne Gold Coin Series

By Monnaie de Paris .......   A Contemporary Allegory of Fraternity Since 2008, the Monnaie de Paris has been striking coins that revisit the major numismatic symbols of...