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CUPID AND PSYCHE Eternal Sculptures Canova 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2016


This 2 Oz Silver Coin is the first issue of the new series “Eternal Sculptures” and is dedicated to a love story, originally from Metamorphoses, and well known sculpture - Cupid and Psyche. For the first time, a coin has two-sides Smartminting! This coin features marble effect, has unbelievable details on the high relief surface and a Black Proof quality. Limited mintage to only 999 pcs worldwide.

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Availability date: 10/31/2016

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Cupid and Psyche
Cupid and Psyche is a story originally from Metamorphoses (also called The Golden Ass), written in the 2nd century AD by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis (or Platonicus). It concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between Psyche and Cupid or Amor and their ultimate union in a sacred marriage. Although the only extended narrative from antiquity is that of Apuleius, Eros and Psyche appear in Greek art as early as the 4th century BC. The story's Neoplatonic elements and allusions to mystery religions accommodate multiple interpretations, and it has been analyzed as an allegory and in light of folktale, Marchen or fairy tale, and myth. Since the rediscovery of Apuleius's novel in the Renaissance, the reception of Cupid and Psyche in the classical tradition has been extensive. The story has been retold in poetry, drama, and opera, and depicted widely in painting, sculpture, and even wallpaper.

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  • CountryPalau
  • Year2016
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityBlack Proof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse of the coin depicts the famous sculpture Cupid and Psyche, in very high relief. In the center of the coin, this two protagonists are hugging in a love scene. The special paint used for the sculpture creates a beautiful marble effect. All around of the reverse, a floral decorative pattern all around the border. On the right side of the reverse, the logo and the name of the series: “Eternal Sculptures” and “Cupid and Psyche” – the name of the coin. In the bottom of the coin, an attractive inscription of the issue year with roman numbers: “MMXVI” - 2016. The obverse of the coin depicts the other side of the sculpture, in High Relief and finished in the same marble effect. All around of the obverse, a beautiful decorative pattern. On the right side, the Coat of Arms of Palau and the face value: “10 Dollars”.