The Perth Mint is pleased to announce...
This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is part of the exciting “Famous Opera” series and features the Palais Garnier, one of the most important Opera House of Paris. The coin features a beautiful crystal chandelier insert, has an Antique Finish quality and comes encapsuled, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 999 pieces worldwide!
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Availability date: 03/01/2017
The Palais Garnier French About this sound is a 1.979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. It was called the Salle des Capucines, because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, but soon became known as the Palais Garnier, in recognition of its opulence and its architect, Charles Garnier. The theatre is also often referred to as the Opéra Garnier and historically was known as the Opéra de Paris or simply the Opéra, as it was the primary home of the Paris Opera and its associated Paris Opera Ballet until 1989, when the Opéra Bastille opened at the Place de la Bastille. The Paris Opera now mainly uses the Palais Garnier for ballet.
The reverse of the coin depicts a very detailed and finely engraved view from the stage of the beautiful Palais Garnier Opera House. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “L’Opéra Garnier” – the name of the coin, “Famous opera crystal series” – the name of the series and “2014” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the view from the auditorium and features the Palau Coat of Arms, and the inscription: “10 DOLLARS” – the face value.