In 2009 to celebrate Gustave Eiffel and the 100th Anniversary of the finishing of the Eiffel Tower, the Monnaie de Paris released a very Limited Issue Gustave Eiffel Piedfort 20 Twenty Euro Silver Proof Coin struck in solid .900 Silver.
The reverse has the portrait of Gustave Eiffel and the Eiffel Tower.
Piedforts are coins which have been specially struck on thicker than normal blanks.
As their name suggests they are closely associated with France, where from the twelfth century they were apparently issued by the Kings as presentation pieces.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.
Issuing Country: France
Metal: Solid .900 Silver
Weight: 44.40 Grams
Quality: Silver Proof Piedfort
Issue Limit: 5,000 Worldwide
Presentation: Boxed with Certificate of Authenticity
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