The Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) or, more administratively speaking, the "Direction of Coins and Medals", is an administration of the French government charged with issuing coins as well as producing medals and other similar items. Many ancient coins are housed there.
Building in ParisEdit
A Neoclassical edifice, the Hôtel de la Monnaie was designed by Jacques-Denis Antoine. The building, which housed mint workshops, administrative rooms, and residential quarters, wraps around a large interior courtyard. It remains open to the public and includes a numismatics museum, located within what was once the main foundry.