After the first collection launch, which celebrated the upcoming new album « Asterix and the Griffon » in 2021, once again, Monnaie de Paris keeps on paying tribute to the most famous Gaul in 2022 for the second part of the collection.
The observe of this coin represents the cover of the new album Asterix and the Griffin. Our two heroes, created over 60 years ago by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, are in the middle of a snowy landscape. Asterix is on the lookout on his horse, while Obelix is trying to catch Dogmatix, perched on the top of a tree with a mysterious shape. But what is this creature? And where are our heroes?
The comic’s emblematic trio is on the reverse of the coin. Here, Asterix and Obelix each lift one of the numbers of the value numeral of the coin, showcasing the characters’ overflowing energy. Idefix, the loyal companion of our favourite characters, assists the two best friends. The mention « RF » is also on the reverse.
After the launch of the first collection celebrating the release of the new album Asterix and the Griffin in 2021, the Monnaie de Paris continues to honour one of the emblematic figures of the French comic strip at the heart of this new innovative monetary collection.
Translating comic book characters is an interesting but perilous exercise. The transition from comic strip to volume must faithfully transcribe the clear line of Uderzo’s and Conrad‘s work. These medals are the faithful representation of a graphic line proper to the french artist, it is a tribute in three dimensions paid by the craftsmen of Monnaie de Paris to the universe of Asterix.
Face value 10€
SILVER metal 999‰