Coin "Jacques Cartier"

Жак Картье

Name Jacques Cartier
Presented by Monnaie de Paris
Nominal value 500 euro
Metal Gold 999,9°
Mintage 99
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse On the obverse, Jacques Cartier, a major French explorer is depicted against a compass rose, calculating the distances of Canada on a globe. The words “Grands Explorateurs” appear along the edge next to the name “Jacques Cartier”. The symbol of the European Silver Programme appears on this side. On the reverse, the Grande hermine, Jacques Cartier’s ship, is depicted, as is it was inserted in a compass. The name of the ship also appears on this side.
A brief annotation As a part of their joint programme, European monetary institutions have selected Great Explorers for their theme this year. On this occasion, Monnaie de Paris decided to honour Jacques cartier, a major French explorer who travelled the New World on board his ship the “Grande Hermine”, discovered Canada and was the first to map the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Designer Monnaie de Paris
Producer Monnaie de Paris

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