UNESCO:Banks of the Seine – 50€ 1/4 oz .920 Gold Coin France 2015(Proof)
Diameter: 22 mm
Weight: 8,45 g
This UNESCO series is focused around the banks of the Seine river in Paris. This unique Gold coin exhibits the architectural design of the Hôtel des Invalides and the Grand Palais at the Champs-Élysées.
The obverse of the coins how the dome of the Invalides chapel, designed by the renowned French architect of the 17th century, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. With a mirror effect, the principal facade of the Grand Palais appears on the bottom part of the coin. It is dominated by its famous glass roof, structure that weights approximatively 8 500 tonnes of steel, iron and glass and brings transparency and clarity to the building.
On the reverse the UNESCO logo, the face value, the year date and the mintmarks are to be found on the left side, with the name of the series ‘Rives de Seine’ (Banks of the Seine). On the right, an aerial view of the location of the two monuments. Linking both sides of the reverse, the Seine River, with two dots indicating the location of the monuments honoured in 2015.
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