What are fleur de coins?

Some articles on fleur de coins:

Summer Olympic Coins - 1992 Barcelona Games - Spanish Tradition
... I and Don Felipe, Prince of Asturias Mint engravers Proof milled, Fleur de coins alternately plain and milled 1990 Proof, Fleur de coins 235,000 (Pr), 135,000 (Fl) 4,000 Pesetas (Pr), 3,400 ...

Famous quotes containing the word coins:

    A war undertaken without sufficient monies has but a wisp of force. Coins are the very sinews of battles.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)