850th Anniversary of Notre Dame Cathedral with Real Enamel Inlay
An irrefutable masterpiece of Gothic art, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris receives more than 13 million visitors a year from around the world. This extraordinary building, with foundations that date back to 1163, has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2013, to celebrate the 850th anniversary of its construction, the cathedral will receive a new set of bells including a bourdon. This anniversary has inspired Monnaie de Paris to pay its own tribute by issuing a coin dedicated to the cathedral. New technology has been developed to create a special "stained glass" coin. The €10 silver coin will be enhanced with cold, translucent enamel, reminiscent of the cathedral’s great rose window. A one kilogram gold coin will further add t o the prestige of this series.
* Struck from 90.0% pure Proof Silver
* Certificate of Authenticity
* Presentation Packaging
* Real Enamel inlay allows light to pass through – Creating a beautiful Stained-glass effect
* The 2013 Notre Dame 10€ Silver Proof has an extremely limited mintage of only 10,000!
The obverse of the coin pays tribute to the architecture of this exceptional cathedral by depicting its most distinguishable features: the gargoyles, the towers and the centre of the rose window. The 850th anniversary of the start of its construction also appears on the obverse, along with the name, "Notre-Dame".
The face value and the UNESCO logo are featured on the reverse.
Each coin and set is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The coin is housed in a beautifully crafted display case with an illustrated shipper.
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