2020 Cook Islands 3 Ounce Madonna of Bruges Gilded Silk Finish Silver Coin
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Coins are often referred to as miniature pieces of art in metal. This release called Madonna of Bruges certainly lives up to that description. Struck from 3 ounces of .999 pure silver and then fully wrapped in pure gold, this piece of art pays tribute to Michelangelo’s sculpture of Mary and Jesus. Unlike many other sculptures and paintings that show her looking down upon an Infant, this depiction is unique as it shows Mary showing sorrow for the future that Jesus must bear.
This renowned sculpture is Michelangelo’s only work that was removed outside of Italy during his lifetime. In fact, it has been moved multiple times and the recovery efforts after WWII were a subject in a big budget Hollywood film called “The Monuments Men.” Whereas the original was sculpted out of one solid piece of marble, this piece of art has been minted out of 3 ounces of fully gold gilded silver.
The coins are individually numbered and issued by Cook Islands.
Quality: High Relief, Silk Finish
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Metal Content: Approx 3 Troy Ounces
Issuer: Cook Islands
Dimensions: 30 mm X 60 mm
Deluxe Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity