World Heritage - Madonna with Child

Niue Islands 2014 - $2 - World Heritage - Madonna with Child - 1oz LIMITED Gilded Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 999!
This gilded silver coin with a flat edge is very rare!

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver - Gilded
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40 mm
Edge Flat
Thickness 2,44 mm
Mintage 999
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $175.50
Coin Story

This gilded silver coin with a flat edge is dedicated to the "World Heritage". This "Madonna with Child" by Sano di Pietro (1405-1481) retains its original frame carved in one with the panel. The modeling is proportionally rather deep for the scale of the painting. The alternating blue and gilt blocks of the dentil, that encircle the Virgin and Child like a halo of stars, are due to the intervention of the restorer/faker Icilio Federico Joni, who described this panel in his biography od 1936. An identical roundel framed the "Stigmatization od Saint Francis" by Sano di Pietro, owned by Giulio Grisaldi del Taia and then by F. Mason Perkins in the early twentieth century. The companion model has dissapered since then...

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the beautifully designed image the Madonna with Child. The coin is designed to match the original "Madonna with Child" image, located in the Italian Metropolitan Museum. The the coin is very detailed, and the character offset itself from the background, due to the gilding.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


The coin is packaged inside an elegant, lacquered wooden box. It is in a beautiful case, which is doing a great job in staging this remarkable coin. The Certificate of Authenticity is displayed on the inner packaging.

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