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Paris France (Monnaie de Paris) Mint Silver

The Monnaie de Paris, also known as the Paris Mint, is a government-owned institution responsible for producing France's coins. Founded in the year 864, it is the oldest French institution and one of the oldest worldwide.

The Paris Mint mints circulating French euro coins, manages the French State's reserves of precious metals, and produces official decorations such as the Legion of Honor. It also creates medals, jewelry, and collectors' coins for the international market.

The Monnaie de Paris is located on the Quai de Conti in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, along the Seine River. Its buildings were declared a historical monument in 1984. The historical site was renovated in the 21st century and fully opened to the public in 2017 as a place where visitors can discover crafts related to the minting of coins.

Our Most Popular Item: 2021 Silver €10 The Girl with a Pearl Earring

"The Girl with a Pearl Earring" is a famous oil painting by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. It was created around 1665, during the Dutch Golden Age, and is also referred to as the "Dutch Mona Lisa" due to its worldwide renown and mystery.

The painting is a tronie, a term used in the Dutch Republic to refer to a study of a head, face, or character type rather than a commissioned portrait. In "The Girl with a Pearl Earring," Vermeer portrays a young girl turned halfway towards the viewer, wearing an exotic dress, a blue turban, and a large pearl earring. Her lips are slightly parted as if she is about to say something.

The original painting is small, measuring about 44.5 cm by 39 cm. It is part of the collection of the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The reverse showcases major French museums, including the Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre, a fresco of the Hotel Sale, Hotel Biron, and the Centre Pompidou stairway.

This Euro coin contains .0714 ounces of silver and has a face value of ten Euros. However, its actual value is much more depending on current silver market conditions and more. It has a limited mintage making it an attractive purchase for collectors.

Featured Coin: 2023 France 5 oz Silver Proof 24H Du Mans Race 100th Anniversary

This .999 fine silver coin was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 24-hour du Mans race. It has a limited mintage making it an attractive purchase for race enthusiasts and collectors. It comes with a box and a certificate of authenticity.

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