For more than 40 years, the
UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization ) lists the sites that are part of the “world heritage
cultural property sites”. Since 2007, Monnaie de Paris honours various
monuments included in
this list in a series of collector coins. From 2019, this thematic is expanding one more time all over the world.
obverse represents the archaeological site of Olympia with its columns
made from the remains of ancient monuments. The birthplace of the
Olympic Games is translated by the flame that gushes out of the basin.
An Olympian goddess tries to light her torch with this Olympic flame.
The geometric shapes at the back of the coin evoke the famous Greek
amphitheatres and therefore the first Olympic stadiums that hosted the
Games in antiquity.
|Facial value||10 euros|