Paris Mint Releases € 1,000 Hercules Gold Coin
France’s Le Particulier announced that La Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) issued a new coin containing 17 grams of gold, with a face value of € 1,000.
This 2013 collector’s item features the effigy of Hercules and limited to 10,000 copies, will only circulate in France. To acquire it, collectors will need to go to the Paris Mint or specialized dealers (listed on monnaiedeparis.fr) and go through a pre-registration process, open from March 25th through April 19, 2013. But word is that the gorgeous coin may have already been over-subscribed.
In the fall, the Paris Mint will issue a new silver coin of € 100 and a gold coin of € 5,000.
Below is a video by BFMTV detailing the minting process.