20 euro - Nature of France: The Wheat
After the Sower, Hercules, the Rooster and Marianne, Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to a new series from 2020 to 2022 : Nature of France.This last one highlights the beauty of the nature through three strong numismatic symbols : the oak, the laurel and the wheat. In 2022, the wheat will be given pride of place. On the obverse, the ears of wheat are at the center of the coin. As the epitome of a fruit of earth, the many ears in the background refer to the wealth and plenty symbolics. Representing summer and seeds, the weath is retaken with the Summer allegory wearing ears or wheat germs during the harvest. In the upper part, we can see the French Republic motto : « Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité ». A beaded design making the outline of the coin gives it some elegance reminding old french coins designs. The reverse is common to the series. It shows the three symbols of nature presented through the series : the oak, the laurel and the wheat. An hexagon representing France is inserted in the design. The laurel branch on the left and the oak branch on the right decorate this hexagon. We can find the wheat ear at the center of the reverse. It is crowned by the face value and surrounded by the mention « République Française ». We can see the engravings on both sides of the laurel and oak branches stalks. A beaded design making the outline of the coin gives it some elegance reminding ald french coins designs.