In 1953, when Queen Elizabeth II acceded the throne, the President of the French Republic – Vincent Auriol – gifted her a special Coronation present: a pure Gold medal.
There was just one produced worldwide, and it was struck in the workshops of Monnaie de Paris.
And now, in the Coronation year of King Charles III, President Emmanuel Macron has asked that the tradition be continued for His Majesty.
So, over 70 years later, Monnaie de Paris have curated a new special Gold medal as a Coronation present for the King.
A Golden Gift: The Coronation Medal
The Chief General Engraver of Monnaie de Paris, Joaquin Jimenez, was elected to design the medal, turning his hand to what he said to be an “immense honour”.
Conforming to the tradition, Jimenez decided to depict King Charles III’s portrait facing to the left, the opposite side to Elizabeth II.
This unique portrait of King Charles III on the medal’s obverse presents His Majesty wearing his Navy Uniform.
The reverse design innovatively captures the intricacy of Highgrove House, where King Charles III mostly resides. The Royal Cypher also features, thoughtfully set against intertwining ivy which is symbolic of His Majesty’s affiliation for the Gordon Highlanders.
The Royal State Visit
The medal was presented to His Majesty King Charles III by President Emmanuel Macron on the King’s Royal State Visit to France.
The three-day visit began with a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe where a flypast from the Red Arrows and the French Air Force counterparts marked alliance between the two nations.
The King and President Macron went on to lay a wreath at the Eternal Flame, symbolising the endless sacrifices of French and British troops.
Monnaie de Paris’ Gift to Collectors…
But despite there being just one medal in the possession of King Charles III, Monnaie de Paris also wanted to create a gift for collectors too.
They designed and crafted replicas of the exact medal gifted to His Majesty, struck from solid Bronze and Sterling Silver.
And The Westminster Collection have been given worldwide exclusivity to sell them.
For me, there is one mint in the world that has more artistic excellence, minting quality and a certain je ne sais quoi than any other: La Monnaie de Paris. Their pieces are more than coins – they’re true pieces of art.
But that also means that they can be amongst some of the hardest pieces to get hold of. Issued in extremely low numbers, very few are ever made available for collectors outside of France. And that’s definitely the case with these two NEW Harry Potter Silver 1oz Coins that have completely SOLD-OUT on the International market.
Two Superb Masterpieces from La Monnaie de Paris
Strictly Limited to JUST 5000 collectors worldwide, the Mint have outdone themselves with these new issues, carefully crafted from 1oz of .999 Pure Silver. Just take a close look at the Proof finish to see for yourself – it really is minting quality at its finest. Their artistic excellence and minting quality mean their pieces are more than coins – they’re true pieces of art.
Unfortunately, images can only go some way towards showing the artistic excellence that has gone into crafting these two new coins, so I implore you to take a look at the video below showcasing the new releases in more detail…
As I mentioned before, if you’ve heard of this Mint, you’ll know that their coins can be amongst some of the hardest pieces to get hold of. Very few have been made available to collectors outside of France, and they have already completely sold out on the International market.
Pieces like this are few and far between so if you want to make sure you’re one of a select number of UK collectors to own these new artistic masterpieces, you’ll need to be quick.
La Monnaie de Paris has more artistic excellence, minting quality and a certain je ne sais quio than any other.
Their pieces are more than coins – they’re true works of art.
And that’s why I really wanted to film an unboxing video showcasing THREE of their brand new Harry Potter coins.
All of them are sold out on the International market, but we have been able to get hold of a small number of coins. You’ll have to be quick to make sure you’re one of a select number of UK collectors to own one of these artistic masterpieces.