The Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the Oak:
a symbol of liberty and happiness for the French Republic with this commemorative coin that pays tribute to the universal importance and significance of the Oak Tree.
For the French Republic, the oak is a symbol of liberty, happiness and strength. It has been used on French coins for centuries, dating all the way back to the Roman Republic where a crown crafted out of oak tree leaves would be woven and awarded to anyone who saved the life of a Roman citizen.
As time went on, the oak tree itself began to symbolise a citizen-first society, proving how this sturdy tree has - and continues - to stand the test of time.
This gold proof coin has a worldwide maximum edition limit set to just 5,000 coins. This coin is by definition a key coin to add to any collection.
“An oak tree is just a small nut that persevered against the taunts of doubt and fear.” - Matshona Dhliwayo