Albrecht Dürer - Rhinoceros

Cook Islands 2013 - 5$ - Albrecht Dürer - Rhinoceros - 20g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This antique finish silver coin is dedicated to nature and its inhabitants.
$104.13

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 20g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $104.13
Coin Story

The German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was a great painter, but also an important engraver. One of his most famous works is the “Rhinoceros“ woodcut. Dürer used an Indian rhinoceros, which the Portuguese King Manuel I. received in 1515 as a gift from India, as his subject. This living Rhino caused a tremendous stir in the Court of Lisbon and far beyond. The exotic animal’s description, along with a rough sketch, reached Nuremberg by mail, and there it inspired Albrecht Dürer for his work – it should be noted that he had never seen such an animal himself. Dürer’s Rhinoceros woodcut was widely distributed and appeared in several versions. Despite anatomical flaws, it dominated the European image of an Indian Rhinoceros for centuries and has remained popular up until today.

Reverse Design

This proof quality coin captures the famous Rhinoceros woodcut of Albrecht Dürer. Old master prints unite creativity and craftsmanship in a brilliant manner. The beautiful art of minting coins is in no way inferior to them. This silver edition with etched copper inlay shows this very impressively.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The Albrecht Dürer - Rhinoceros coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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