Little Prince Medallion
Paris (Paris Mint) has combined a colored medal portraying The
Little Prince with a complete collection of the first French
euro coins, in a specially packaged 2002 mint set. The medal
design is taken from the first edition of the book, depicting
the red-haired Little Prince wearing a green coat with a red
lining. Only 25,000 of these mint sets have been made, that
"transports us once again to that delightful planet that
is the magical world of childhood."
Featured in French Euro Coin Mint Set
French Little Prince Mint Set includes brilliant uncirculated
examples of all 8 euro coins in general circulation, featuring
two bimetallic coins. They come in a colorful Little Prince
package, that can be personally inscribed for birthdays, graduation,
or any other occasion. Information about the new euro coins
is also included. The 2002 Little Prince Mint Set is available
for $39 from PandaAmerica, 3460 Torrance Blvd., Suite 100,
Torrance, CA 90503. Credit card orders can be placed by calling
800-472-6327 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Click
here to shop online.
about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Prince was written by Antoine de Saint Exupéry; it
has been translated into over 100 languages, with 34 million
copies sold. It is the third most read book around the world
in this century; only the Bible and Koran are more popular.
de Saint Exupéry was born a century ago in Lyon, France
on June 29, 1900. After finishing schools at Sainte-Croix-du-Mans
and Switzerland he tried to join the Navy, but was not able
to enter the Naval Academy. Exupéry joined the French
air force in Strasbourg in 1921 as mechanic.
age of twenty-six, he became a mail service pilot from Toulouse
to Dakar; later Exupéry flew to many South African
cities during the Spanish Civil War. After German troops occupied
France, he moved to the United States. While living in New
York he wrote several novels, including his best known work,
The Little Prince, which he also illustrated.
the beginning of World War II, Antoine de Saint Exupéry
moved back to France and rejoined the army. On July 31, 1944,
during a mission over the Mediterranean, his plane disappeared
and he was never seen again.
by Mel Wacks N.L.G.