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French Excellence Van Cleef & Arpels
Французское совершенство Van Cleef and Arpels
Presented by
Monnaie de Paris
Nominal value
5 000 euro
Gold 999°
Production quality
Technology and design developed in cooperation with Van Cleef & Arpels.
Monnaie de Paris’ Engraving Workshop
Monnaie de Paris
Description of obverse and reverse
On the obverse of this coin, the entire universe of Van Cleef & Arpels is present. We can see the inspiration of nature, imagination but also the emblematic collections of the house like the "Alhambra" collection. The reverse of the coin, meanwhile, puts forward the crafts and the excellence of Van Cleef & Arpels. In the centre, an ins ert specially created by Van Cleef & Arpels adorns this exceptional object. This insert is made up of two butterflies crossing the blank of the Kilo. It is composed of diamonds: 34 round and 1 marquise-cut. The obverse is the back of the butterfly. The frame of this piece of jewellery allows to understand the technique and knowledge associated with the crimping of the diamonds. By a se t of transparency, we perceive through the coin the brilliance of diamonds.
A brief annotation
The coin is presented in a glass globe. Inspired by ancient globes and by the High Jewelery universe. This set allows to magnify of the coin while perfectly protecting it. The one kilo coin emerges from a foliage delicately cut in paper reminding the universe of Van Cleef & Arpels. A brass butterfly positioned at the top of the set allows to remove the globe in order to position the coin. On the lower part, two compartments contain a brochure, an authenticity certificate, a magnifying glass, a pair of gloves and a one-coin wallet.
New issue
№ 2(63) 2023
№ 2(63) 2023
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