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THE KISS Gustav Klimt Giants of Art 15 Silver Coin Set 5$ Niue 2015


The Kiss, painted from Gustav Klimt, is the 5th issue. It is the largest coin in the series and is full of innovative gold technologies for the collectors. The 15 coins are packed in an acrylic glass block and a very high quality wooden box. In addition the coin will be delivered with a COA in a picture frame and a booklet with many interesting facts about the painting and the artist.

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The Kiss
The Kiss (Lovers) was painted by the Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt between 1908 and 1909, the highpoint of his "Golden Period", when he painted a number of works in a similar gilded style. A perfect square, the canvas depicts a couple embracing, their bodies entwined in elaborate robes decorated in a style influenced by both linear constructs of the contemporary Art Nouveau style and the organic forms of the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. The work is composed of oil paint with applied layers of gold leaf, an aspect that gives it its strikingly modern, yet evocative appearance. The painting is now in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in the Belvedere palace, Vienna, and is widely considered a masterpiece of the early modern period. It is a symbol of Vienna Jugendstil—Viennese Art Nouveau—and is considered Klimt's most popular work.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2015
  • Face Value15 x 5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)1050
  • Size (mm)274.5 x 275
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)750
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
  • Set (pcs)15

The Iris Gold Finishing is an effect created by the combination of a color application and a pure gold finishing. The gold particles are applied in different heights. This combination creates an amazing reflecting effect if you are changing the anger of watching the coin. If the light breaks in a new anger the color and the brightness of this area is changing.
The color on the coin is applied by the Authentic Color Application which creates the effect of the real look of the original painting. Through this technology it seems like you look at the colored parts of the real painting which is located in the Gallery of Belvedere in Vienna, Austria.This Technology is a new kind of color printing. Normal color and a color with real gold particles are mixed up an printed on the coin. In this case it looks like a kind of frosted gold plating. A very interesting new printing which stands out of the whole design.
Some little parts of the coin are held in proof quality. In addition they are gold plated. Due the fact that the color on the coin is frosted each little circle in proof causes a surprise by changing the anger which you are look in the coin. This technology is very detailed and also very difficult to mint. A real masterpiece of minting and finishing technology.
This Technology is known from the 2014 Masterpieces of Art – Pieta coin. The base of the coin is gilded with pure gold. On this base different very thin areas of color are applied. This technologies allows the gold to glow through the applied color. A very amazing color and gold effect.
Due the fact that the whole painting is held in gold this year also the rim of each single coin is gilded. This causes the effect that the rims of the single coins are nearly invisible.