Masterpieces of Renaissance - Birth of Venus

Niue Islands 2014 - $1 - Masterpieces of Renaissance - Birth of Venus - 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.

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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

The “Birth of Venus” is a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a fully grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore. The central figure of Venus in the painting is very similar to Praxiteles' sculpture of Aphrodite. The version of her birth, is where she arises from the sea, already a fully grown woman. The painting is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

Reverse Design

The reverse of the coin depicts a multicolour replica of the “Birth of Venus”. At the bottom – ornaments characteristic for the Renaissance art. Above and below the painting – inscriptions: BIRTH OF VENUS / NARODZINY WENUS (the name of the painting in English and Polish).

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 and the year of issue: 2014.


The Masterpieces of Renaissance - Birth of Venus silver coin comes encapsuled, in a beautiful presentation case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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