The Notre Dame de Paris Coin

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This commemorative coin was designed by the artists of the Monnaie de Paris to celebrate the 850 year anniversary of the Paris cathedral.

The gold coin, with a face value of 50 euros, is sold for 450 euros at the store of the monetary institution. The one carrying a face value of 5,000 euros is worth over 63,000 euros… A very significant premium to its weight in gold (1 kg). But a total of only 29 coins were minted.

Notre Dame de Paris is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris. Notre-Dame de Paris is also the title of a famous novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831, the cathedral serving as the setting for the storyline: Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer and his impossible love for the gypsy dancer Esmeralda, itself subject of the desire of renegade priest Claude Frollo.

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