Monnaie de Paris is a well-known private mint that has been producing works of medallic art for generations. Products range from inexpensive tourist tokens (or jetons) like these to large, elegant medals made of gold and silver. There are hundreds of different patterns.
Visitors to Paris can buy these tourist jetons to remember the sights of the city and surrounding countryside. When purchased first-hand, the prices are substantial. But, on the secondary market, prices come way down.
TOURIST TOKENS MADE OF NON-PRECIOUS METAL
worn: lest than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $8