The Museum of Stamps and Coins of Monaco is organising an exceptional exhibition on 1 and 2 December 2012 to celebrate the fifth centennial of the official recognition of Monaco's Sovereignty in 1512 and the fourth centennial of the transformation of the Seigniory of Monaco into a Principality in 1612.
The rarest and most exclusive coins from both these periods will be on display alongside unpublished documents from the Palace Archive.
The public will be able to discover a stamp and a €2 coin bearing the effigy of Lucien I, Lord of Monaco, and buy a stamp and a €10 coin bearing the effigy of Prince Honoré II, key figures in the celebration of these two historic moments.
This exhibition to be held at the Museum of Stamps and Coins in Fontvieille was made possible with the help of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna, La Monnaie de Paris and its Museum, the Archives of Lyon and Marseille, as well as private collectors.
There will also be an auction featuring prestige coins - ancient coins, from Monaco, France, and the entire world - at 2pm on 1 December at the Fairmont Hotel and a professional trade show from 10am to 5pm on 2 December in Salle du Canton.
Museum of Stamps and Coins