2017 France 5000€ Guy Savoy 1kg Gold ProofItem code: MMP493
This is clearly the most prestigious item that Melbourne Mint Coins has ever offered. In truth, its probably among the top 5 most prestigious modern coin releases in the world.
Continuing a series from Monnaie De Paris – France’s national mint – reflecting French Excellence, the 2017 edition pays tribute to perhaps the world’s greatest chef, Guy Savoy. And it does so in jawdropping style.
An Amazing Coin.
Beginning with one kilogram of 99.9% pure gold, the minting geniuses in Paris have created a 100mm coin in the shape of a fondue pan – a key piece of Savoy’s kitchen equipment. In the “dish” of the pan, a fried egg design, struck in high relief and plated in both white and yellow gold! Mouthwateringly clever, the obverse design also shines: Guy Savoy’s hand print, tattooed with various important French ingredients – an artichoke, a John Dory, an oyster, a lemon… Without doubt, this large gold coin succeeds in showcasing the best of French minting, design, and innovation – all the while reflecting the best of modern French cuisine.
A coin as magnificent as this must, by neccessity, also be presented in the best possible way imaginable. And so it is.
Housed in a case constructed from black carbon fibre – just like Chef Savoy’s knife handles – each kilo gold coin is accompanied by gloves, a certificate of authenticity and… utensils. Why utensils? In order to handle the delicate silver-leaf black trufflethat is also included in the pull-out drawer! The finishing touch though, surely, is the porcelain cloche to protect the coin!
Limited Edition 11 Coins.
As incredible as this French legal tender coin is, the limited edition is perhaps the most astonishing aspect. Only 11 coins have been created. Announced in December 2017, this coin has caused a storm of interest, and no wonder! No more than 11 people in the entire world can own this prestigious one kilogram gold coin.