These coins and commemorative issues are denominated in euros and were produced at the Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint), an agency of the French government charged with issuing coins as well as producing medals and other similar items. Created in 864, it is the oldest French institution. The Monnaie de Paris mints several different Silver coins honoring everything from important artists to landmarks to, of course, French historical figures.
Excellence Silver Coins
In celebration of the 1150th anniversary of Monnaie de Paris, a collection entitled "Excellence á la francaise" (French Excellency) has been launched. This series showcases the very best of fine traditional French craftsmanship. Each year, a coin will be produced to honor the arts or crafts of French heritage.
Europa Silver Coins
The Monnaie de Paris has released a series of coins to celebrate various aspects of European history, from the Élysée Treaty in 1963 to the 50th anniversary of space exploration. Each coin released features a beautiful image of the goddess Europa and a unique design for each subject.
Silver Jean Paul Gaultier Coins
In 2017, Monnaie de Paris issued a new series of face value coins depicting France by Jean Paul Gaultier. The cities, the provinces and the regions are seen through the creative eye of Jean Paul Gaultier and are declined on twenty-four Silver coins. Monnaie de Paris is proud to strike those coins, emerging from the collaboration between it engraves and the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier.
Silver Sower Series
The Monnaie de Paris has released a series of French Silver coins to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the euro. Each coin features an image of the Sower by Roty, along with a unique image for each release. The Monnaie de Paris is known for their high quality collectible coins and beautiful minting techniques. These Silver Sower coins exemplify all that is expected from the Monnaie de Paris in exceptional Silver quality.
Treasures of Paris Series
Monnaie de Paris celebrates the grand architectural designs found at the French capital bearing a gilded part in their facade with the Treasures of Paris coin series. Each year of release will pay tribute to two buildings. Each Silver coin is exhibits elaborate design elements attributing the significance of each building.
Silver Women of France Series
Monnaie de Paris honors the lives of women that left their mark on France with these Femmes de France, Women of France, coin series. Each year of release will pay tribute to three women. Each Silver coin is broad struck, giving prominence to background designs inspired by the richly patterned fabrics of bygone ages.