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Van Gogh
1/2 kg silver coin - Proof quality yeardate 2020

€1,840.00
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Diameter 22 mm
Metal SILVER 999‰
Weight 507 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 300
Millésime 2020
Valeur faciale 250€
Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.During his career, the impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh realised a quarantine of self-portraits. The artist’s portrait that we are pre...
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Van Gogh 1/2 kg silver coin Proof quality yeardate 2020 | Monnaie de Paris
1/2 kg silver coin - Proof quality yeardate 2020
€1,840.00

    Description

    Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.

    During his career, the impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh realised a quarantine of self-portraits. The artist’s portrait that we are presenting here is a 1889 creation.

    It shows the painter’s left profile. Therefore, the mutilated ear is not visible. To create his art works, Van Gogh observed his mirror image. The painting is an oil on canvas. In this head-and-shoulders view, the artist is wearing a jacket. Our attention is called by the face of Van Gogh. His facial features are hard and his rimmed eyes seem anxious. The dominant colour, the turquoise blue and the absinth green contrast with the fiery orange of his hair and beard. The undulating hair and beard of the artist echo with the hallucinatory arabesques of the background.

    The obverse of the coin shows a major part of the art work. The below border of the painting features a view of the facade of Orsay Museum seem from the Seine, where the art work is kept. 

    The reverse is common to the series, it shows a mix of some French museums views. 

    The Collection

    Launched in 2017, this series pays tribute in the biggest masterpieces of our museums and commemorates the trends and influences of our History - Renaissance, Baroque, Impressionism...

    The Museums' Masterpieces series, or when art meets art. Every year it is a great pleasure to pay tribute to such extraordinary artworks, but it is also a challenge for engraving! That of sublimating these artworks as best we can and using our ancestral methods to translate the artistic power and subliminal effects of these immense original artists. 

    Engraver word
    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    The persistence of memory
    Van Gogh