Paris Mint marks Forbidden City’s 600th birthday with new coin

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For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-10-10/Paris-Mint-marks-Forbidden-City-s-600th-birthday-with-new-coin-UtFBgmrrDq/index.html A European mint established in 1585 is about to issue a new coin to celebrate – what it calls – one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. The Paris Mint’s collection will feature 3,000 coins, 500 of which are gold proof. The other coins are made of silver and bronze. The designer of the Forbidden City coin series says he was inspired during a visit to Beijing years ago.

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