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2020 France €25 2 oz Silver Lafayette Octagonal Proof Coin Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI

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2020 France €25 2 oz Silver Lafayette Octagonal Proof Coin Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI
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Why purchase this Octagonal Proof 2020 €25 France 2 oz Silver Lafayette?

With the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence (2026) approaching, Monnaie de Paris is releasing a series of coins that hark back to the Paris Mint's medals from the 1770's and 1780's. This first issue in the series celebrates Marquis de Lafayette, who left France to serve under Gen. George Washington in 1777. Recalled to France in 1779, de Lafayette continued to support the American Revolution from afar.

  • This piece has a €25 face value that is valid in France.
  • It was struck at Monnaie de Paris from 2 oz of .999 fine silver.
  • It honors Gen. George Washington's second in command, Marquis de Lafayette.
  • This piece is the first in a series celebrating France's support for the American Revolution.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this coin a Proof 70 grade.
  • NGC also certified the coin Ultra Cameo and First Day of Issue.
  • This is the first ever French octagonal silver coin.
  • It is part of a limited mintage of 1,500 pieces.

Why purchase this Octagonal Proof 2020 €25 France 2 oz Silver Lafayette?

This medal features the same designs as the original Lafayette medal on which it is based with a few additions. Obverse: The proof's obverse bears a left-side portrait of Marquis de Lafayette. The portrait was engraved by Rambert Dumarest. He is flanked by two new inscriptions, "25 EURO" and "RF" (Republique Francaise). Inscriptions along the rim include his name and his ranks.

Reverse: Save for the addition of the date, "2020," on the bottom, the reverse is an exact replica of the original medal. The design consists of the coat of arms of Paris and the French Grenadiers' emblem. "Live free or die" is inscribed on a banner, while "Volunteer Grenadier Company, Third Battalion, Sixth Division" is inscribed along the rim. Both inscriptions are in French.

Impeccable PF70 UC FDI

The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this piece their highest grade, Proof 70. That grade indicates that a coin is in perfect condition as seen under 5x magnification. NGC also credited the piece for exhibiting particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields by certifying it Ultra Cameo. Finally, the grading company indicated that it was submitted through an exclusive process by certifying it First Day of Issue.

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This 2020 France €25 2 oz Silver Lafayette Octagonal Proof Coin Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI is proudly minted by the Monnaie de Paris. Monnaie de Paris is the oldest, perpetually running mint in the world.

Year of Issue:2020
Mint:Monnaie de Paris
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:PF70
Designation:UC
Release Type:First Day of Issue
Variety:Scarce and Unique Coin Division
Finish:Proof
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.999
Display Weight:2 oz
Weight in Grams:62.207 g
Weight in Ounces:2 oz
Diameter:44 mm
Country:France
Legal Tender:France
Currency:Euro
Denomination:25
Mintage:1,500
Obverse Design:Lafayette Portrait
Reverse Design:Shield & Flags
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