Issued by Monnaie de Paris!
With 850 years having passed since its construction, the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral remains one of the world’s defining masterpieces of Gothic architecture. The cathedral, which attracts over 13 million visitors per year, was inscribed by UNESCO as a protected World Heritage site in 1991. The obverse pays tribute to the architecture of this remarkable cathedral by depicting its most distinguishable features, such as the gargoyles, the towers and the center of the rose window. The 850th anniversary of the start of the cathedral’s construction also appears on the obverse, along with the name, “Notre-Dame de Paris.” The coin’s reverse features its face value and the UNESCO logo.