Why Buy This GEM 2022 France Smiley 17 g Colorized Silver Proof?
As members of an ever-changing society, many of us see the world as complex and with an abundance of intricacies. However, some relatively modern creations are just plain simple and widely enjoyed regardless of complexity, like smiley faces. In this case, that’s the Smiley. According to the official record, Smiley was first used in a French newspaper in 1972, but has roots going back to the 1960’s. The coin offered here was created to mark the 50th anniversary of Smiley. This unique piece has something to offer all types of collectors. This gorgeous piece was struck at the Monnaie de Paris, which was founded in 864.
- Mintage of this colorized coin is limited to just 15,000 pieces.
- This coin is packaged in a card.
- This piece has a colorized proof finish and is struck from 17 grams of .333 fine silver.
Iconic Smiley Design
Obverse: This side of the coin features the Smiley design. Smiley has been colorized to its traditional yellow color. Smiley’s eyes and mouth have been left silver and easily stand out against its bright yellow face. This side is inscribed with the words “ANS DE SOURIRES.” The date can be found near the upper left portion of the design.
Reverse: The face value is inscribed on the reverse. The country of issue is stated here as well. An oak branch and an olive branch are depicted with the inscriptions. Two large hexagons have been incorporated into the design on this side also.
GEM Proof in Card
This specimen is packaged in a card. This legal tender coin has a colorized proof finish, and just like when it left the Mint it’s in GEM Proof condition.