Masterpieces of Art - Philippe De Champaigne "Annunciation"

Cook Islands 2014 - $20 - Masterpieces of Art - Philippe De Champaigne "Annunciation" - 3oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 1.644 of these coins were issued by Allcollect!
These special coins with a reproduced painting are dedicated to Masterpieces of Art.
$466.83

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 20
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 3oz - 93,3g
Diameter 55 mm
Mintage 1644
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $466.83
Coin Story

A numismatic masterpiece, made of 3 oz of pure silver 999 with 16 authentic Swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin. This new issue is dedicated to a famous masterpiece called “Annunciation” of the baroque painter Philippe de Champaigne. The painting shows the Annunciation of the Lord by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus.
Philippe de Champaigne was one of the protagonists of French classicism. His art, inspired in part by his association with Jansenism (a severe Counter-Reformation movement suppressed by Louis XIV), has been described as combining "a scrupulous perfectionism verging on coldness with an inner life of deep intensity." This picture was painted for the private chapel of Queen Anne of Austria (1601–1666), the widowed wife of Louis XIII. The chapel, a small oval room in the Palais Royal, Paris, was decorated by the most prominent French painters of the day.

Reverse Design

The reverse of the coin depicts a multicolour replica of the “Annunciation” by Philippe De Champaigne. It is surrounded by 16 brilliant blue Swarowski crystals. The image offsets itself from the rest of the silver coin, due to the applied color.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the country of issue and the face value.

Packaging

The Masterpieces of Art - Philippe De Champaigne "Annunciation" silver coin comes encapsuled, in a beautiful presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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