For fans of true “Art Coins”, we present the 2019 Cook Islands Gustav Klimt “The Kiss” 3D shaped, colored and gold gilded 2 ounce .999 silver coin which gives the overall impression and feel of the original painting.
This amazing issue is limited to just 499 pieces and includes a special box.
The Kiss (in German Liebespaar, Lovers) is an oil painting, with added silver and gold leaf by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt, and was painted between 1907 and 1908 during the height of Klimt’s “Golden Period”. The painting depicts a couple embracing one another, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. The painting hangs in the O sterreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period. It is an icon of the Jugendstil Viennese Art Nouveau and is considered Klimt’s most popular work.
Grade: High Relief
Metal Content: 2 Troy Ounces (62.2 Grams)
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mint Capsule, Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity