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DELACROIX Eugene Liberty Leading The People 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Cook Islands 2013


A numismatic masterpiece, made of 3 oz of pure silver 999 with 16 authentic swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin, issued by Cook Islands. Eugene Delacroix was a French artist who was a leading painter of the French Romantic school. Dramatic and romantic content characterized the central themes of his paintings.

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Eugène Delacroix
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863) was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement. A fine lithographer, Delacroix illustrated various works of William Shakespeare, the Scottish writer Walter Scott and the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Delacroix took for his inspiration the art of Rubens and painters of the Venetian Renaissance, with an attendant emphasis on colour and movement rather than clarity of outline and carefully modelled form. Dramatic and romantic content characterized the central themes of his maturity, and led him not to the classical models of Greek and Roman art, but to travel in North Africa, in search of the exotic.
However, Delacroix was given to neither sentimentality nor bombast, and his Romanticism was that of an individualist.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2013
  • Face Value20 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)93.3 (3 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)55
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)1.830
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
This coin depicts the "Liberty Leading The People" is a painting by Eugene Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled Charles X of France. A woman personifying Liberty leads the people forward over the bodies of the fallen, holding the flag of the French Revolution, the tricolor flag which is still France's flag today, in one hand and brandishing a bayonetted musket with the other. The reverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II profile.