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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.

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.

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