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2018 France €10 Silver Proof Coin "Women of France: George Sand"

RSM Price: $52.00
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Item Number: FR18AGPF11
  • Mint: Monnaie de Paris
  • Denomination: €10
  • Quality: Proof
  • Issue limit: 5,000 pcs.
  • Alloy: 90% Silver
  • Diameter: 37 mm=1.46 in
  • Weight: 22.2 g=0.78 oz
  • Box/Capsule: Yes/Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
 

Additional Information

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This is the ninth issue in the series “Women of France” and is dedicated to George Sand.

Known simply as “Aurore” in her early childhood, Sand was born Marie-Aurore de Saxe, Madame Dupin de Francueil (1804-1876) in Paris. Married at the age of 18, Sand became the mother of two children. However, by early 1831, Sand would leave her husband and children to embark on a four or five year period of “romantic rebellion.”

George Sand counts among the most influential writers of her time. A strong advocate for women’s rights, she was also committed to the revolution of 1848 which returned France to a republic. Moreover, George Sand prodded French society due to her hectic love life, her masculine dress code, and her masculine pseudonym which she adopted.

Sand died in Nohant Castle at the age of 72 years and was buried in the private graveyard behind the chapel at Nohant-Vic.

The obverse depicts Aurore Dupin as her alter-ego, George Sand, who is wearing a masculine outfit with top hat. The reverse includes portraits of George Sand and Frederic Chopin during the time when they were in a relationship together. The depiction was inspired by Delacroix’s painting of the couple. In the background, there is a music score composed by Chopin during the same time in history.

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