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France’s longest standing institution and the oldest enterprise in the world, Monnaie de Paris was officially founded in 864 with the Edict of Pistres. In the Edict, Charles II – known as Charles the Bald – decreed the creation of a coining workshop in Paris, attached to the crown, in addition to eight further workshops in the provinces. The Parisian workshop, the only one in France in continuous operation since it opened, gained precedence under the Ancien Régime as the country’s foremost mint.

The Monnaie de Paris fulfils the public service mission of striking the euro coins in circulation for France, as well as coins for other foreign currencies.

For twelve centuries, it has cultivated a venerable tradition of metalworking arts and crafts. It was Paris first industrial establishment and is the last in operation today. Artistic pieces are still produced at its historic Quai de Conti manufacture.

Attached to the French ministry for the economy, finances and industry since 1796, Monnaie de Paris became an Etablissement public industriel et commercial (EPIC, an official designation for state-funded industrial and commercial institutions) in January 2007.

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

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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...

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...
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....

Monnaie de Paris Commemorates Surrealist Guillaume Apollinaire on New Gold, Silver...

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Fall of the Berlin Wall 200 Euro Gold Coin From Monnaie...

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 Issues Mini-Medal to Commemorate World Cup Wins

In 1998, after defeating the Croats in the semifinals, France celebrated the World Cup title of World Champion following their victory against Brazil. Twenty...

Women of France: George Sand 2018 Gold, Silver Proof Coins From...

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...

World Coin Profiles – France 2018 Aviation & History: Dakota Gold...

The Series This new series on aviation and its history is paying tribute to major historical aircraft along with their stories. From the Spirit of...

Women of France: Joséphine de Beauharnais 2018 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...

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

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...

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

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...
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...

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,...
Obverse, France 2017 Marianne - Liberty 1,000 Euro Gold Coin. Image courtesy Monnaie de Paris

World Coin Profile: France 2017 Marianne – Liberty 1,000 Euro Gold...

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,...

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

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