Grand Canyon

France 2008 - 1.5€ - Grand Canyon - 22.2g LIMITED Silver Coin

5.000 of these coins have been issued by Monnaie de Paris!
This silver coin is dedicated to World Heritage sites.
$92.43

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Country France
Year 2008
Face Value currency Euro
Face Value number 1,5
Metal Silver
Fineness 900/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 37 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $92.43
Coin Story

The Grand Canyon, is a steep-sided canyon, carved by the Colorado River, in the state of Arizona in the United States. It is contained within and managed by Grand Canyon National Park, the Hualapai Tribal Nation, the Havasupai Tribe and the Navajo Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited it on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.
The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters). Nearly two billion years of Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. While the specific geologic processes and timing that formed the Grand Canyon are the subject of debate by geologists, recent evidence suggests that the Colorado River established its course through the canyon at least 17 million years ago. Since that time, the Colorado River continued to erode and form the canyon to its present-day configuration.
For thousands of years, the area has been continuously inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in the Hopi language) a holy site, and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures the beautiful Grand Canyon. Also, the issuing country "RF" is featured on the reverse.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the UNESCO Logo, the denomination of the coin and the year

Packaging

The Grand Canyon coin comes in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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