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Mont Saint-Michel
Presented by
Monnaie de Paris
Nominal value
10 euro
22,2 g
37 mm
Silver 900°
3 000 pcs
Production quality
Monnaie de Paris’ Engraving Workshop
Monnaie de Paris
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse represents a view of Mount Saint- Michel and its bay. As usual, the Mont is dominated by its abbey. The drawing is based on a view of the bay at high tide. The water reflects the different architectural forms characteristic of Mount Saint-Michel, mainly of the cloister. Birds fly over the Mount as small cumulus clouds form. The inscription "Mont Saint Michel" is visible at the top left of the rim, but it is also reflected in the water on the lower part. The 2020 yeardate and the "RF" are visible on the right of the face, the reflection of the later completes this drawing. The engravings punches are affixed on the lower right-hand side. 

The reverse is common to all the coins in the UNESCO series for this year 2020 It represents the globe with parallels and meridians on the left and the inscriptions of major sites classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the right. 

These inscriptions are as if engraved in the stone, which echoes the Rosetta Stone. The left side of the globe is surrounded by the UNESCO logo and the "World Heritage" marking. The face value is inscribed on the left side of the globe, matching perfectly with parallels and meridians.
A brief annotation
Built on a rocky islet and surrounded by a splendid bay, Mount Saint-Michel is the site of the largest tides in continental Europe. Located in Normandy 365 km from Paris, Mount Saint- Michel is one of the most visited tourist sites in France. This mountain is dominated by its abbeywhich bears the same name. In 1979, Mount Saint-Michel and its bay were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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№ 4(65) 2023
№ 4(65) 2023
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