France - 10 Euro silver, Liberty Leading the People, 2023

Euro coins silver
Issue year: 2023
Face Value: 10 Euro
Quality: PROOF
Metal: Silver
Weight: 22,2 g
Diameter: 38 mm x 29,1 mm
Fineness: 999
Mintage: 3.000

Liberty leading the people, Eugene Delacroix, 10 euro silver coin colorized - Proof quality yeardate 2023. Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France. Liberty Guiding the People is a painting made by Eugene Delacroix in 1830. That same year, Charles X, who reigned over France, decided to revoke the gains of the revolution by abolishing the freedom of the press. This law provoked an uprising of the people that lasted three days, called the "3 Glorieuses". As a tribute to this revolution, the artist painted a woman holding up the French flag in the light and guiding the people. Today, this work is kept in the Louvre Museum. The obverse depicts one of Eugene Delacroix's most famous works: Liberty Guiding the People, painted in 1830 and depicting a woman holding up the French flag. The coins focus on Marianne and Gavroche. The "chefs d’?uvre des musees“ (museum masterpieces) stamp that signs all the coins in this series has been added at the top right and blends in with the artwork. The special feature of the €10 Silver is that it is colourised. The Louvre Museum, in which the work is exhibited, is an integral part of the design as it represents one of the sides of the frame. The name of the work, the artist's name and the yeardate 2023 complete the display around the painting.