On the occasion of the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827), we are honored to present this beautiful coin displaying a real life likeness of this remarkable composer. In the process of creating this coin, Art-mint collaborated with the Italian artist Sandra Deiana who sculpted a plaster model using as reference the famous Beethoven’s Life mask produced by the Austrian artist Franz Klein (1779-1840). The mask is considered the only life like reproduction of Beethoven since photography was not invented yet.
The obverse side of the coin reproduces the first measures of the world famous 5th symphony, each note and musical symbol elegantly carved. On the reverse we find a replica of Beethoven’s signature, the date of his life period and a genuine diamond giving this memorabilia the prestige it deserves.
The coin has 3D ultra high relief with an added touch of antique finish to further accent the detailing. It delivers in an elegant box, together with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Genuine Diamond insert
Ultra high relief 3D
Beethoven’s real face model
Hand made Antique Finish
Serial number engraved
Fine silver 999.
Extremely low mintage
Beethoven’s Life Mask (Franz Klein 1779-1840)
In order to create a sculpture of Beethoven (1770-1827) Austrian sculptor Franz Klein got approval to cast a negative of his face and obtained a life mask that way.
Creating the mask involved spreading fluid plaster on the face; the first attempt failed, as Beethoven thought he might suffocate. The second attempt was successful. H. C. Robbins Landon has written that this life mask is “without any question, the most important documentary evidence of Beethoven’s features.” From the life mask, Klein made a bust of Beethoven; the eyes, hair and clothes were added by the sculptor. This mask is considered the only life like reproduction of Beethoven.
Quality: Ultra High Relief, Antique Finish
Denomination: 3,000 Francs CFA
Metal Content: 3 Troy Ounces (93.3 Grams)
Issuer: Republic of Cameroon
Diameter: 50 mm
Mint Capsule, Luxury Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity