Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris)
Renowned for its ancient history and world-class creativity, the Paris Mint, or the Monnaie de Paris, has more than 12 centuries of working with Precious Metals. It is charged with minting coins for circulation and also manufacturing medals, official decorations, and collector coins. In addition, the mint also casts works of art.
The products manufactured by the Monnaie de Paris are designed by distinguished artists. Artistic creation is of primary importance to the Paris Mint, and therefore it values its relationships with the art community.
History of the Paris Mint
Founded in the year 864, Monnaie de Paris has more than 1,150 years of history working with Precious Metals. While the Paris mint may be the only mint authorized to produce circulating coins since 1878, towns and cities have individually minted coins since the 9th century. Some of the towns with historic connection to the Monnaie de Paris include Avignon, Bordeaux, Caen, La Rochelle, Metz, Molsheim, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris, Pau, Pessac, Pont-à-Mousson, Reims, Rennes, Riom, Thann, Troyes, Vic-sur-Seille, Villemagne l’Argentière and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.