Grands Explorateurs - Jacques Cartier

France 2011 - 50€ - Grands Explorateurs - Jacques Cartier - 1/4oz LIMITED Gold Coin

Country: France
Year: 2011
Face Value: 50 Euro
Metal: Gold 920
Dimension: 22 mm
Weight: 1/4oz - 8,45g
Quality: Proof
Mintage: 3.000
Certificate COA: Yes
Presentation Case: Yes

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Country France
Year 2011
Face Value currency Euro
Face Value number 50
Metal Gold
Fineness 920/1000
Weight 1/4oz - 8,45g
Diameter 22 mm
Mintage 3000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $583.83
France 2011 - 50€ - Grands Explorateurs - Jacques Cartier - 1/4oz LIMITED Gold Coin

Only 3.000 of these coins have been issued by Monnaie de Paris!
This gold coin is dedicated to famous personalities.

Coin Story

As a part of their joint programme, European monetary institutions have selected Great Explorers for their theme this year. On this occasion, Monnaie de Paris decided to honour Jacques Cartier, a major French explorer who travelled to the New World on board his ship the “Grande Hermine”, discovered Canada and was the first to map the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Reverse Design

The reverse features the Grande Hermine, Jacques Cartier’s ship, as if it was inserted in a compass. The name of the ship also appears on this side.

Obverse Design

Jacques Cartier is depicted against a compass rose, calculating the distances of Canada on a globe. The words “Grands Explorateurs” appear along the edge next to the name “Jacques Cartier.” The symbol of the European programme also appears on this side.


The Grands Explorateurs - Jacques Cartier gold coin comes in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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