Hollywood Legends - Marlene Dietrich

Cook Islands 2012 - 5$ - Hollywood Legends - Marlene Dietrich - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to Hollywood Legends.
$63.18

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 22,2g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $63.18
Coin Story

Marlene Dietrich (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was actually named Marie Magdalene. However, already at the age of eleven years the girl from Berlin used the stage name “Marlene“. In the golden twenties she had her first appearances in theatres and in silent films. The leading role as the beautiful Lola in the film “The Blue Angel“ brought her world fame in 1930. After this success she moved to Hollywood and eventually took on American citizenship in 1939. With her slim figure, her long legs and her characteristic voice Marlene Dietrich became a world star. As recognition for her acting achievements she received several awards such as a nomination for the Oscar and the Golden Globe. She is unquestionably one of the greatest German female legends in Hollywood.

Despite obscurity and lack of funds, Bruno Bernard (1912-1987) set up his first darkroom in the basement of his Hollywood apartment in 1940. Shortly thereafter, he moved his studio to the famous Sunset Strip. “No one knew the name Bernard, but they all knew Hollywood“, and hence the optical trademark signature Bernard of Hollywood, which ensured the image of glamour visually for decades, was created.

Bruno Bernard was considered as “The king of Hollywood glamour” and Marilyn Monroe’s discoverer. In 1984 Bernard was the first still photographer to be honoured with an Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Reverse Design

Shown on the reverse is a depiction of Marlene Dietrich. The character offsets itself against the silver proof background, due to the applied color. Marlene Dietrich is featured in a "autograph-Style" format. You will also find Hollywood Legends engraved in the coin.

Obverse Design

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

Packaging

The Hollywood Legends Marlene Dietrich silver coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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