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LAST JUDGEMENT Triptych Hans Memling 3 Silver Coin Set 1$ 2$ Tokelau 2013


Amazing triptych coin set represents 'The Last Judgement' housed in the National Museum in Gdańsk in Poland, painted by the Flemish painter Memling. Made of silver 999, it is issued with extremely low mintage of 500 pcs.

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The Last Judgement
The Last Judgment is a triptych attributed to German painter Hans Memling and painted between 1467 and 1471. It is now in the National Museum in Gdańsk in Poland.
It was commissioned to Memling in 1467 by the director of the Medicean Bank of Bruges (Belgium) Angelo Tani for the chapel Saint Michael of the Badia Fiesolana. This church was started to be built on charge of Cosimo de Medici and finished by Piero de Medici in 1466. Tommaso Portinari, successor of Tani in Bruges, organised the transfer of the triptych to Italy by ship in 1471, but indeed it never arrived. The ship was attacked by a privateer of the Hanseatic League, which fought against England in the North Sea.
Memling’s masterwork never reached Italy.

  • CountryTokelau
  • Year2013
  • Face Value1 Dollar, 2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Size (mm)17.5 x 35, 35 x 35
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
  • Set (pcs)3
This coin depicts "The Last Judgement" triptych, a masterpiece of painter Memling. The central panel shows Jesus sitting in Judgment on the world, while Saint Michael the Archangel is weighing souls and driving the damned towards Hell. The sinner in St. Michael’s right-hand scale pan is a donor portrait of Tommaso Portinari. On the left hand panel, the saved are being guided into Heaven by Saint Peter and Angels. On the right hand panel, the damned are being dragged to Hell. The reverse of each coin depicts Queen Elizabeth II profile. The three coins are housed in an elegant wooden box with an illustrative book.