2016 Samoa 2 Ounce Art Nouveau - Alphonse Mucha Gold & Ruthenium Silver Coin Set
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The first issue 2 ounce gorgeous silver coin of the new series "Art Nouveau" in honor of the artist Alphonse Mucha. Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts. Rose Gold, Yellow Gold and Ruthenium Plating are the special features of this coin, housed in a luxury box with certificate. Mintage only 2.000 pieces worldwide.
The coin's obverse depicts the beautiful opera of the artist Alphonse Mucha, the Byzantine Head. The woman is seen in profile against an ornate background of vegetal arabesques. She wear highly ornate jewelry in her hair, which is evocative of Byzantine design as suggested in the title. In the panel, strands of hair fall beyond the circular frame, bridging the gap between the woman and the viewer and lending a sense of depth to the otherwise flattened compositions. The exquisite pattern surrounding the circular frame simulates lacework, another decorative element familiar in Moravian craft work. On top the inscription "ART NOUVEAU ALPHONSE MUCHA". The face value is indicated on this side. The coin's reverse depicts the coat of arms of Samoa the issue date and the Silver weight and fineness.
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Weight: 2 Troy Ounces
Luxury Presentation Box and Certificate of Authenticity