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France. 50 Euro 2021 Proof, The Girl with the Pearl, 100 gr

France. 50 Euro 2021 Proof, The Girl with the Pearl, 100 gr


The face features Vermeer's famous work "The Girl with the Pearl". The stamp "masterpiece of the museums" which defines this series was added at the top of the coin and blends with the work. At the bottom of the painting, has been engraved the façade of the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris where the work was first exhibited outside of the Netherlands, 100 years ago, in 1921.

The sumptuous frame surrounding the work was represented by the engravers of the
Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint). The name of the work and that of the artist also complete this decoration. The year 2021 appears in the upper left corner.


The reverse is common to the series, it presents a mixture of views of several major French museums: at the top left, it is an interior view of the Musée d'Orsay, recognizable by its beautiful clock. Next to it is a view of the façade of the Louvre
façade of the Louvre, visible from the Cour Napoléon (where the very famous pyramid is located). Below these two elements, we see a fresco on the Hôtel Salé which houses the Picasso museum. The lower part of the reverse side shows a view of the facade of the Hôtel Biron, which is the current Musée Rodin. Above, we find the
famous staircase of the Pompidou Center. The face value and the words "République Française" are also inscribed on this reverse.

Country/province France
Denomination 50 Euro
Year/Period and Variation 2021 Proof, The Girl with the Pearl, 100 gr
Precious metal Silver
Condition Uncirculated (not released for circulation)
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