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850th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Paris – UNESCO
850-летие Нотр-Дам де Пари – ЮНЕСКО
Presented by
Monnaie de Paris
Nominal value
50 euro
163,8 g
50 mm
Silver 950°
850 pcs.
Production quality
Proof, translucent blue resin
Monnaie de Paris
Monnaie de Paris
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse of the coin pays tribute to the architecture of this exceptional cathedral by depicting its most distinguishable features: the gargoyles, the towers and the centre of the rose window. The 850th anniversary of the start of its construction also appears on the obverse, along with the name, «Notre-Dame». The face value and the UNESCO logo are featured on the reverse.
A brief annotation
An irrefutable masterpiece of Gothic art, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris receives more than 13 million visitors a year from around the world. This extraordinary building, which foundations date back to 1163, has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2013, to celebrate the 850th anniversary of its construction, the cathedral will receive a new set of bells including a bourdon. This anniversary has inspired Monnaie de Paris to pay its own tribute by issuing a coin dedicated to the cathedral. New technology has been developed to create a special «stained glass window» coin. The ?10 silver coin is enhanced with cold, translucent resin, reminiscent of the cathedral’s great rose window.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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