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STRADIVARIUS LADY BLUNT Violin Antonio Stradivari Wood Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2014


The first coin ever with wood inlay! Stradivarius are considered masterpieces of the violin’s art and iconic symbol of excellence. A new series of coins dedicated to these extraordinary pieces of art that have become legendary for their sound and design begins with the “LADY BLUNT”. Extremely limited to 999 pcs worldwide!

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The Lady Blunt
The Lady Blunt Stradivarius violin of 1721 is a violin made by Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari of Cremona, Italy. The violin is named after its first known owner Lady Anne Blunt, daughter of Ada Lovelace, granddaughter of Lord Byron.
The Lady Blunt is one of the two best-preserved Stradivarius violins in existence. It has survived, like the Messiah Stradivarius of 1716, in near-original condition since it has resided mostly in the hands of collectors and seen little use.
This violin was sold at auction by Sotheby's in 1971 for the then-record amount of £84,000 (US$200,000).
In 2008 it was sold to the Nippon Music Foundation for over US$10 million in a private transaction. The Lady Blunt was sold by Tarisio Auctions on their 20 June 2011 online auction for £9.8 million (US$15.9 million), more than four times the previous auction record for a Stradivarius, held by the Molitor when it sold for US$3.6 million in 2010. The proceeds will go to the Nippon Foundation's Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. When it went up for sale it was called "the best-preserved Stradivarius to be offered for sale in the past century.".

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2014
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Size (mm)40 x 40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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On coin reverse there is a coloured image of the very famous stradivarius violin "LADY BLUNT" and the inscriptions: 'Antonio Stradivari' with relative years. The coin obverse shows the back side of the violin featuring real wood, the nominal value, an image of the Queen Elizabeth II with inscription under it, 'Elizabeth II', the name of the issuer, 'Niue Island', the fineness 'ag 999' and the year of issue 2014.