2016 France 10 Euro Gilded Silver Proof Coin "Paris Treasures: Opera Garnier"

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  • Sold Date: Jun 13, 2016
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Mint: Monnaie de Paris Denomination: €10 Quality: Proof Issue limit: 3,000 pcs. Alloy: 90% Silver Diameter: 37 mm=1.46 in Weight: 22.2 g=0.78 oz Box/Capsule: Yes/Yes Certificate: Yes This is the inaugural release in the series "Treasures of Paris" and features France's famous Opéra Garnier, one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
The obverse includes features of the Opéra Garnier, including the building's facade, gilded statues affixed to the roof, and sheet music over a theatrical curtain. Inscribed on this side of the coins is OPERA GARNIER and RF for "République Française."
The reverse features a stylized, modern rendering of the map of Paris, with the River Seine curving through the center of the design. Inscribed along the rim are TRESORS DE PARIS ("Treasures of Paris"), 2016, and a denomination of 10 EURO.