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French excellence – Berluti
Французское совершенство – Берлути
Presented by
Monnaie de Paris
Nominal value
500 euro
1000 g
93,6 x 82,4 mm
Silver 999°
125 pcs
Production quality
Proof with leather
Monnaie de Paris’ Engraving Workshop
Monnaie de Paris
Description of obverse and reverse
This one kilo silver coin is a tribute to the Berluti Maison and its 125 years of craftsmanship. To create it, Joaquin Jimenez, General Engraver at Monnaie de Paris, has been immersed in the history of the Maison and its identity: The coin was designed in the shape of a heel "the attack of the march". It is the heel that leaves the most important mark. It thus evokes the trace that Berluti leaves in the world of footwear. Its shape also evokes a coat of arms that could be that of the House, in which the brand's values and messages are represented. 

On the obverse, the Berluti emblem is revealed in a leather insert patinated by Berluti craftsmen. This insert is a technical feat since it is crimped and embossed when the coin is struck. The heel iron protecting the sole is adorned with the Scritto, a tribute to the calligraphy and know- how of the Maison. 

On the reverse, the nails, 125 in number, mark the 125 years of the Maison. A key element in the development of Berluti shoes, they are stamped in solid silver and give the illusion of the suppleness of the leather used by the brand on its riveted models. Footprints evoke movement, the future and the road ahead for the Berluti Maison. The patina and the countless shades of leather make each model unique. This exceptional masterpiece, of which 125 pieces have been produced, celebrates anniversary of Berluti, founded in 1895.
A brief annotation
Founded by Alessandro Berluti in 1895, the company with the eponymous name specialises in the craftsmanship of tailor-made leather. Since 1895, the Berluti Maison has distinguished itself by its technical virtuosity and offbeat creativity. The mastery of custom-made craftsmanship, which has remained intact, is anchored in each piece of leather offered by the Maison.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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