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Asterix and pieces of silver and gold – Europassion

Silver coin (The Banquet) with a face value of €1.5 (3,000 copies)


Asterix and pieces of silver and gold


Normally in Asterix albums, it's the Romans who are left to pick up the pieces after receiving a volley of blows powered by the magic potion… But when sestertii and other coins of the realm are concerned, it's Curius Odus who gets his hands on tax receipts to mount his orgies in Asterix in Switzerland, or a certain Surplus Dairiprodus who organizes a lucrative traffic in golden sickles to fool the enemy.




1 ¼-ounce gold coin (Freedom) with a face value of €10 (500 copies) 1 ½-ounce gold coin (Asterix and Cleopatra) with a face value of €20 (500 copies) 1 1-ounce gold coin (The Chieftain's Shield) with a face value of €50 (500 copies)

Our indomitable Gauls on the other hand are more likely to start fish fights with "fresh Lutetian catches" or to send a little menhir as a token of friendship. Furthermore, where sestertii arrive in the Village, peaceful local harmony is shattered, and the experiment is quickly abandoned, as can be seen in famous documents on daily life in Gaulish times, such as Asterix and the Cauldron or Obelix and Co.

But nothing could be further from the truth this time, since these coins are reserved for collectors, minted by the Monnaie de Paris. There's no way you can use them to buy your wild boar breakfast! But in any collection worthy of its name, these coins illustrated with Asterix designs are bound to make an impact - be quick, it's a limited series!



Here's the list:

Silver coin (The Magic Potion) with a face value of €1.5 (3,000 copies)Silver coin (The Return from Hunting) with a face value of €1.5 (3,000 copies)1 five-ounce silver coin (The Village Charge) with a face value of €20 (500 copies)

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