Masterpieces of Art - Peter Paul Rubens "Leda and Swan"

Cook Islands 2014 - $20 - Masterpieces of Art - Peter Paul Rubens "Leda and Swan" - 3oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 1.601 of these coins were issued by Allcollect!
These special coins with a reproduced painting are dedicated to Masterpieces of Art.
€349.00

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Land Cook Islands
Jahr 2014
Währung Dollar
Nominalwert Zahl 20
Metall Silber - mit Stein
Feinheitsgrad 999/1000
Gewicht 3oz - 93,3g
Durchmesser 55 mm
Rand Gezahnt
Mintage 1601
Qualität Proof
Echtheitszertifikat ja
Präsentationsbox ja
Price €349.00
Coin Story

A numismatic masterpiece, made of 3 oz of pure silver 999 with 16 authentic swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin, issued by Cook Islands. Rubens was a flemish Baroque Painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality. The "Leda and the Swan", a story from Greek mythology, was one of his masterpieces. Pieter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 –30 May 1640), was a Flemish Baroque Painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Altarpieces, portraits, landscapes and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar, art collector, and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England. Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces, or rapes, Leda. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta.

Reverse Design

The reverse features the famous painting "Leda and Swan" by Paul Peter Rubens. It is surrounded by 16 brilliant 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 - Peter Paul Rubens "Leda and Swan" silver coin comes encapsulated, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. It comes with a presentation case, which is doing a great job in staging this special coin.

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