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1900年法国巴黎博览会弗兰布吕尼精制套币四枚。巴黎造币厂。1) 有翼天才。100 法郎。获评 PCGS PROOF-66+。2) 有翼天才。50 法郎。获评 PCGS PROOF-67。3) 玛丽安/公鸡。20 法郎。获评 PCGS PROOF-67+。4) 玛丽安/公鸡。10 法郎。获评 PCGS PROOF-67+。这四枚迷人的硬币源自传奇性的埃及皇室集藏，其别名法鲁克国王集藏更为人熟知。同时收穫四枚的难逢良机。儘管各面值的精制版数量不少，但flan bruni评分无疑将其拉至全新高度。面值较大的两枚各为 PCGS 冠军分，两枚较小面值则各为唯一获此名称的钱币。为何会有如此精湛准确的铸造工艺尚不得而知。但我们可观察到获 flan mat 及 flan bruni 名称的造币多出自 1889 及 1900 年，两个年份均有举行世界博览会。法国当地称为Exposition Universelle。该博览会正正在法国巴黎举行。似乎每当巴黎成为世界舞台中心，全球最先进的造币厰之一藉机展现其无能匹敌的铸币工艺。正面玛丽安肖像 20 及 10 法郎均由由新艺术大师 Jules-Clément Chaplain 设计，1900 年博览会的奖章亦是出自其手，设计几乎一样。此极为罕见组合中的四枚钱币 (2 枚面值较小的钱币更是独一无二)均令人叹为观止，高超技艺一览无遗。底板光泽璀璨，图文霜化柔美。就连币坯都运用当代最先进的技术精心制作，以带来最高品质的作品。
FRANCE. Paris Exposition Flan Bruni Proof Set (4 Pieces), 1900. Paris Mint. All PCGS Certified.1) Winged Genius 100 Francs. PCGS PROOF-66+. Fr-590; KM-832; cf. Gad-1137 (regular issue); cf. F-552/13 (same).2) Winged Genius 50 Francs. PCGS PROOF-67. Fr-591; KM-831; cf. Gad-1113 (regular issue); cf. F-549/5 (same).3) Marianne/Rooster 20 Francs. PCGS PROOF-67+. Fr-596; KM-847; cf. Gad-1064 (regular issue); cf. F-534/5 (flan mat).4) Marianne/Rooster 10 Francs. PCGS PROOF-67+. Fr-597; KM-846; cf. Gad-1017 (regular issue); cf. F-509/4 (flan mat).Emanating from the eminently impressive and fabled Palace Collection of Egypt, more commonly known numismatically as the Farouk Collection, this enchanting four-coin array presents a seemingly unrivaled opportunity. Though a handful of alluring proof issues of these various denominations is known, the flan bruni designation places them into a far different level. For the larger two denominations, the present two specimens stand as the finest seen in the PCGS census with such a distinction, whereas for the smaller two denominations, the present two specimens stand (even more incredibly) as the sole representatives to garner such a distinction with respect to their finishes.The reasoning behind such an elevated, precise level of manufacture is unknown, though when observing the years (1889 and 1900) in which any flan mat and flan bruni examples are known, one sees a rather obvious pattern: the Worlds Fair. In each of those years, the Exposition Universelle, as it would have been known in the native parlance, took place within France and, more specifically, in the city of lights herself--Paris. It seems rather likely, during each of these monumental showings that put Paris at the center of the worlds stage, that one of the worlds most advanced mints would take the opportunity to display their seemingly unrivaled minting capabilities. In the case of the 1889 exposition, a coining press was in fact set up at the grounds for such a function. Tying the mint and this event together that much more is the fact that the Marianne obverse design of the 20 and 10 Francs was designed by the Art Nouveau master, Jules-Clément Chaplain, who also designed the nearly-identical award medal for the 1900 fair. With examples such as the four in this EXCEEDINGLY RARE set (and, in the case of the two smaller denominations, essentially UNIQUE), their stunning exploits were undoubtedly fully realized. Of immensely breathtaking and enchanting quality, with each piece yielding majestic brilliance in the fields and subtle frosting imparted unto the devices--the planchets themselves having been expertly and carefully produced in order to yield the most supreme quality that contemporary methods of manufacture would allow.Ex: Palace Collections of Egypt [King Farouk Collection] (Sothebys - 2/1954) Lot 631 (part of, the remainder being a matte proof set) @ 115 Egyptian Pounds hammer [~$600 total at the time].Ex: Property of a California Collector (Stacks - 11/1970) @ $3,300.Ex: Dr. Alfred Globus Collection (Stacks - 10/1972) @ $3,700.Ex: Superior (12/1989) Lot # 1230 @ $17,600.Acquired privately from Denny Kurir at FUN (1/1990).