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This spectacular 1 Oz Silver coin is the first issue in the new “Art Revived” series and features the most famous painting in the world, the masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci - the Mona Lisa. The coin has a Ultra High Relief, has a beautiful coloration, has a Proof quality and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 07/07/2017
Mona Lisa (Gioconda)
The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait of Lisa Gherardini by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. The painting is a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, and is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506. Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797. The subject's expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modelling of forms, and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.
The reverse of the coin features the detailed portrait with its original background in colour of the Mona Lisa, a half-length portrait of Lisa Gherardini by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. On the left of the reverse, the inscription: “MONA LISA” – the name of the coin. On the right, the inscriptions: “2017” – the year of issue and “1503 - 1506” - the years when it is believed that Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa. On the bottom, the signature of Leonardo da Vinci. The obverse of the coin depicts the Palau Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” – the issue country and “5$” – the face value.