Masterpieces Of Art Premium Edition - Michelangelo Buonarroti "Pieta"

Cook Islands 2014 - $20 - Masterpieces Of Art Premium Edition - Michelangelo Buonarroti "Pieta" - 3oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 999 of these coins were issued by Allcollect!
These special coins with a reproduced painting are dedicated to Masterpieces of Art.
$1,753.83

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 20
Metal Silver/Gold - with Stone
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 3oz - 93,3g & 1/4 - 7,78g
Diameter 55 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 999
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $1,753.83
Coin Story

A numismatic masterpiece, made of 3 oz of pure silver 999 and 1/4 oz of pure gold with 26 authentic swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin, issued by Cook Islands. The Pietà was a popular subject among northern european artists. It means Pity or Compassion, and represents Mary sorrowfully contemplating the dead body of her son which she holds on her lap. The Pietà (1498–1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who was a representative in Rome. The sculpture, in Carrara marble, was made for the cardinal's funeral monument, but was moved to its current location, the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica, in the 18th century. It is the only piece Michelangelo ever signed.
This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The theme is of Northern origin, popular by that time in France but not yet in Italy. Michelangelo's interpretation of the Pietà is unique to the precedents. It is an important work as it balances the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with naturalism.

Reverse Design

The reverse features the famous painting "Pieta" by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is surrounded by 26 brilliant Swarowski crystals. The image offsets itself from the rest of the silver coin, due to the applied color. The picture is a separate numbered gold coin.

Obverse Design

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

Packaging

The Masterpieces of Art - Michelangelo Buonarroti "Pieta" silver coin comes encapsulated, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. It comes with a very special presentation case, which is doing a great job in staging this special coin. Also, a replica of the sculpture is included.

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