The official mint of France continues its celebration of the Women of France with the release of a 2016 Silver French Joan of Arc Coin. The overall series is designed to highlight the historic contributions to the foundations of France from significant women in the nation’s history. Although she appears third in the series, it’s hard to argue the impact Joan of Arc had on France. Right now, the 2016 Silver French Joan of Arc Coin is available in BU condition on Silver.com.
- Arrives in its original box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Total mintage capped at 5,000 coins for this release!
- Third release in the Femmes de France, or Women of France, series!
- Consists of 22.2 Grams, or .714 Troy ounces, of .900 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of €10 (Euros) backed by the French government.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Joan of Arc.
- Reverse features her depiction at the Battle of Orleans.
- Available in Proof condition.
Joan of Arc is known as the Maid of Orleans. At a very young age she is said to have experienced a vision from God that led her to help the French Army defeat the English and their French allies during the Hundred Years War.
She helped lead the French to victory, a win that freed France from English control and established Charles on the throne of France. In 1431 at the age of just 19, she was captured by the British and burned alive at the stake for witchcraft and heresy. She remains a symbol of French unity and nationalism today, and was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church in 1920.
Each of these 2016 Silver French Joan of Arc Coins is available in Proof condition.
On the obverse of each Joan of Arc coin is the image of Joan, captured in left-profile relief and surrounded by engravings of “Jeanne d’Arc” and “1412-1431,” her years of birth and death. The background of both sides includes numerous small fleur de lis symbols.
The reverse of the 2016 Silver French Joan of Arc Coin bears the image of Joan of Arc in full battle armor astride her horse. The depiction reflects her appearance at the Battle of Orleans, her greatest military achievement and the most significant in French history during the Hundred Years War.
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