2021 Cook Islands 1 Ounce X-Ray Vitruvian Man Ultra High Relief Silver Proof Coin
This stunning ultra-high relief 1 ounce .999 silver coin connects the art of the past with the modern numismatic world of today. It features a proof quality strike and high tech color on the obverse face.
The Vitruvian Man is a drawing done by Leonardo da Vinci in 1490 accompanied by notes based on the work of the Roman architect Vitruvius. The drawing depicts a man in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. It represents da Vinci’s concept of the ideal human body proportions and is kept in the Galleria dell ’Accademia, in Venice, Italy.
Much later, we come to the life changing invention of Wilhelm Rontgen in 1895 – the X-ray. He discovered their medical use when he made a picture of his wife’s hand on a photographic plate using X-rays.
Both works have advanced the understanding of the human body by leaps and bounds. Cook Islands has taken this historic artwork of da Vinci and combines it with the essential modern invention of Rontgen.
Discover the Vitruvian Man in ultra high relief surrounded by historical sketches and notes on the reverse and his colorized X-ray image on the obverse. There will only be 999 of these amazing Proofs struck.
The coins are issued as legal tender by Cook Islands.
Quality: Ultra High Relief, Proof
Denomination: 5 Dollars
Metal Content: 3 Troy Ounces
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mint Capsule, Window Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity