This 50 Euro Proof Gold coin depicts The Gloire. This is the fifth coin of a new series featuring great French ships.
Mintage of just 1,000 coins!
Every year for five years, this series will pay tribute to a sailing ship, a warship and an ocean liner.
The Gloire is considered as the first battleship on the open sea in the service of the French Navy.
The battleship, the Gloire, is represented on the top of the coin's obverse with its sails and its chimney. On the low part, under a rope, appears the detail of the battleship and scubbles (opening in the side of a ship by which pass the gun barrels). The reverse is a composition which is common to all the sailing ships and is featured in all five coins.
Each of these beautiful Gold coins comes in a box and with a certificate of authenticity.