Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major master pieces of French museums or having been painted in France.
The obverse shows the famous masterpiece of Claude Monet apprears: the Water Lily Pond - Green Harmony, achieved in 1899. This coin is colored in Monnie de Paris workshops and represents the masterpiece in its original format and framwork. The name of the painting as well as the artist's name and the 2022 yearddate are inscribed at the bottom of the painting under the frame. This denomination will be in rectangular shape, like the painting.
The reverse is common to the series. It depicts several views of many major French museums. An interior view of the Musée d’Orsay, on the top left, is recognizable by its distinctive clock. Beside that is a view of the façade of the Louvre as seen from the Napoleon court yard where the pyramid is located. Below these two elements, a fresco shows the Hôtel Salé, which houses the Picasso Museum. The lower portion of the reverse side features a view of the façade of Hôtel Biron, the current Rodin Museum, and above, the famous Centre Pompidou stairway. The face value and the words “République Française” are also in scribed on the reverse side.
Masterpieces of the Museum Series Program - Series VI: Monet - the Water Lily Pond
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