2020 Cook Islands 3 Ounce Raffaello Sanzio - Angels of Sistine Madonna Silver Coin
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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 Raffaello Sanzio - Angels of Sistine Madonna painting. It features 8 genuine Swarovski crystals, ultra high quality color printing and select pure gold applications. Add all this along with the limited mintage of just only 1,520 pieces worldwide and we have an instant collectible and mint sellout.
The Sistine Madonna, also called the Madonna di San Sisto, is an oil painting by the Italian artist Raphael. The painting was commissioned in 1512 by Pope Julius II for the church of San Sisto, Piacenza. The canvas was one of the last Madonna’s painted by Raphael. Giorgio Vasari called it "a truly rare and extraordinary work"
The painting was moved to Dresden from 1754 and is well-known for its influence in the German and Russian art scene. After World War II, it was relocated to Moscow for a decade before being returned to Germany.
Masterpieces Of Art Series
Metal Content: 3 troy oz
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 55 mm
8 Swarovski Crystals, Floating Frame Holder, Certificate of Authenticity