In France, Jean Paul Gaultier Styles the Euro

Designs for the limited-edition coins included a corset-wrapped Eiffel Tower and a Gallic rooster in a Breton top.

PARIS — Over his 40-year career, the fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier has had his share of odd requests but until last year, he had never been asked to dress a coin.His imagination has produced outrageous concepts like fitting Madonna into a pointy conical bra, slipping the bearded transgender Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst into a couture dress and sending models down a runway lined with menorahs for his fall 1993 Chic Rabbis collection.Still, when the Monnaie de Paris called, Mr. Gaulti...