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Gothic Era Europa
Presented by
Monnaie de Paris
Nominal value
10 euro
22,2 g
37 mm
Silver 900°
5 000 pcs
Production quality
Proof, pad printing
Monnaie de Paris’ Engraving Workshop
Monnaie de Paris
Description of obverse and reverse
The reverse highlight the Gothic style with several major emblems: Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and its stained glass windows, symbol of the greatness and beauty of Gothic architecture, the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn and a representation of an illuminating monk in the form of a colored stained glass window. Coloring is a way of paying tribute to the importance of color in the Gothic style. 

The structure of the obverse is common to all the countries from the Europa Star programme, it presents a star, extracted from the logo. This year’s thematic and the name of the issuing country are inscribed in a circular arc. In the center of the obverse, we can find the national element. The Europa goddess is dressed with floating flags. Yeardate and mintmarks appear on the bottom of the coin.
A brief annotation
Always seeking to highlight the ages of Europe from various angles, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to this era with three iconic elements: Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral of and its stained glass windows, the Lady and the Unicorn and the illuminating monks.
New issue
№ 4(65) 2023
№ 4(65) 2023
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