2018 Cook Islands 3 Ounce Gustav Klimt Tree of Life Masterpieces of Art Silver Proof Coin
This is the latest issue in the extremely successful Masterpieces of Art series, this eye-catching silver coin boasts a gorgeous rendition of the famed Gustav Klimt Tree of Life painting. It features 18 genuine Swarovski crystals, a first with not only a colored application within the high relief strike but a .999 pure gold application as well. Add all this along with the limited mintage of just only 1,911 pieces worldwide and we have an instant collectible and mint sellout.
The coin shows the famous "Tree of life" of Klimt. The tree of life is reflected and between the two figures - "dancer" and "couple" - in the "Stoclet-Fries". The golden branches of the tree are spirally rolled up at their ends and the trunk and the leaves observe the viewer from many eyes. During the creation of this picture, Gustav Klimt dealt with ancient Egyptian art and he deliberately incorporated these motifs into the picture in order to unite the ideas of Egyptian culture over eternity with the image. Gustav Klimt was born on July 14, 1862, near Vienna. Klimt also had many exhibitions abroad, this testifies to Klimt's importance and recognition of his art in the art of the time.
Masterpieces Of Art Series
Metal Content: 3 troy oz
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 55 mm
18 Swarovski Crystals, Floating Frame Holder, Certificate of Authenticity