GOING FOR GOLD: A coin featuring Yves Saint Laurent, his iconic Mondrian dress and the Centre Pompidou has been released by the Monnaie de Paris, the Paris mint.
It’s part of the Europa Star series, which involves European monetary institutions creating commemorative pieces. This year, which starts a five-year program featuring the five ages of Europe, begins with a modern 20th-century theme. The Saint Laurent coin is meant to symbolize contemporary artistic France.
The designer also would have turned 80 years old this year.
The new coins come in silver and gold, with face values starting at 5 euros, or $5.61 at current exchange, running up to 500 euros, or $561. Their actual price tags range from 67 euros, or $75.24, to 9,700 euros, or $10,894.40.
The collection is available at the mint or on monnaiedeparis.fr.