Tiffany Art 2011 - Manueline

Palau 2010 - 10$ - Tiffany Art - Manueline - 2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 999 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to Manueline.
$1,218.78

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Country Palau
Year 2011
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 10
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 2oz - 62,2g
Diameter 50 mm
Edge Flat
Mintage 999
Quality Antique-Finish
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $1,218.78
Coin Story

Manueline is the term used for a special Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation in the late Gothic age. The name refers to Dom Manuel I., one of Portugal’s most significant kings. During his regency from 1495-1521 the small country on the Atlantic coast was at its peak of economical and political power. A meaningful indication therefore was when Vasco da Gama opened the sea route to India in 1498. During this heyday these magnificent Manueline buildings were erected. They are based on shapes from the late Gothic era, enriched with motives from Spain, Flanders and the Italian Renaissance. As a special characteristic Manueline shows a plenitude of fanciful decorating elements which originate from the seafaring milieu: waves, anchor chains, mooring ropes with knots, mussel beds and pearls. Also the armillary sphere, an astronomic device for the determination of celestial coordinates, is almost never missing. Until today it is still on the Portuguese flag and stands for the deep bond between the country and seafaring.

Reverse Design

The reverse side shows the famous window in the chapter house of the Convento de Cristo in Tomar. A master class relief combined with a genuine coloured window. Coin art at its best!

Obverse Design

The obverse opens up the view into the nave of the Santa Maria des Mosteiro dos Jerónimos abbey in Belém, one of today’s districts in Lisbon. You will also find the South Sea Island of Palau’s coat of arms – a sea god with a mermaid and a boat typical of Oceania. The name of the issuing nation ‘REPUBLIC OF PALAU’ appears along the top edge and the face value of ‘5 $’ is indicated in the exergue.

Packaging

The Tiffany Art - Manueline coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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