PAMP and Monnaie de Paris are pleased to announce a new commemorative coin release for 2016: Musèe d’Orsay & Petit Palais.
The new release is the latest addition to PAMP's cooperative international coin program with UNESCO, which seeks to promote the organization's World Heritage sites and global missions.
Continuing the theme of Monnaie de Paris' Rives de Seine series, the new collection celebrates two iconic architectural and cultural achievements located along the Seine River – Musèe d’Orsay and Petit Palais.
The Musèe d’Orsay was constructed on the grounds of the old Orsay Train Station and is home to France’s national collection from the impressionist, post-impressionist and art nouveau movements spanning the 1840s through 1914. The Petit Palais was built for the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and now houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts, complete with stunning decorative murals, stained glass and mosaics.
Employing a striking mirror-effect design on its reverse side, the new coin features an expertly detailed rendering of the Musèe d’Orsay's famous clock face on the top half of the image with the facade of the Petit Palais on its bottom half.
Available in fine gold or fine silver, Monnaie de Paris' Musèe d’Orsay & Petit Palais legal tender commemorative coin is scheduled for a May 5th 2016 release.
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