British Virgin Islands 2006 - 500th Anniversary of The Mona Lisa - Cupro Nickel 1 Dollar Coin

Product Code: L4442000

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Coin Highlights

  • 2006 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel 1$
  • Issue on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as Proof Sterling Silver and 1/5 oz Proof Fine 999.9 Gold

Description

Celebrating Da Vinci's incredible portrait of the Mona Lisa, this stunning collector's coin has been issued by Pobjoy Mint on behalf of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Released to honour one of the World’s most famous and revered artists in the year that marks the 500th Anniversary of one of his most well known creations – The Mona Lisa.

Leonardo Da Vinci was born on the 14th April 1452 in the small Tuscan town of Vinci, near Florence and during his life became one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, who was also celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and scientist. His innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death and his scientific studies - particularly in the fields of anatomy, optics, and hydraulics - anticipated many of the developments of modern science.

The identity of the sitter for the Mona Lisa has been a point of debate for Art Historians over the centuries and the design on this amazing coin is taken from the theory that the Mona Lisa is a self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci and shows an image of the Mona Lisa morphing into a portrait of the artist. The wording in the surround is in the mirror writing style that Leonardo adopted and his signature is also included in the design.

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Approved by Buckingham Palace the obverse of each coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD and the coins are available in Cupro Nickel, Proof Sterling Silver with wonderful gold colouring to the face of the Mona Lisa and Fine 999.9 Gold.

The precious metal versions have been struck to the highest quality and each coin is beautifully handcrafted.

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel 1$
Diameter 38.60 mm
Weight 28.28 gms
Issue Limit Unlimited

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