Masterpieces of Renaissance - Madonna of the Carnation

Niue Islands 2014 - $1 - Masterpieces of Renaissance - Madonna of the Carnation - 28,28g LIMITED Silver Coin

1.999 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver proof coin comes with a digital printing and selective gilding, and is dedicated to Renaissance Masterpieces.
$115.83

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver - Gilded
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 28,28g
Dimensions 40 x 40 mm
Mintage 1999
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $115.83
Coin Story

“Madonna of the Carnation” is an oil painting by an Italian Renaissance artist, architect and engineer – Leonardo da Vinci. The masterpiece was created between 1472 and 1478 and is one of Leonardo’s earliest known paintings. The red carnation depicted in the painting is a symbol of pure and deep feeling of love that Mary bestowed upon Jesus. At present ”Madonna of the Carnation” is permanently exhibited at the Alte Pinakothek Museum in Munich, Germany.

Reverse Design

The reverse of the coin depicts a multicolour replica of the “Madonna of the Carnation”. On the right – ornaments characteristic for the Renaissance art. On both sides of the painting – inscriptions: MADONNA OF THE CARNATION / MADONNA Z GOŹDZIKIEM (the name of the coin in Polish and English).

Obverse Design

In the upper part of the coin – sophisticated ornaments embellished with selective gold plating. Below – a stylized piece of the Renaissance attic. On the left – an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the mint mark (m/w) and face value (1 DOLLAR). Along the rim – inscriptions: NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), Ag 999 (the hallmark), ELIZABETH II, 2014 (the year of issue).

Packaging

The Masterpieces of Renaissance - Madonna of the Carnation silver coin comes encapsuled, in a beautiful presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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