FREDERIC CHOPIN 2 Gold Silver Coin Set Mongolia 2008

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Two coins in pure gold and silver issued by the mint of Mongolia to commemorate Frédéric Chopin, the Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He was one of the great masters of Romantic music.

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Specifications
Country Mongolia
Year 2008
Face Value 500 Togrog - 1000 Togrog
Metal Silver - Gold
Fineness (purity) 925 (Ag) - 999 (Au)
Weight (g) 25 (Ag) - 1/25 oz (Au)
Diameter (mm) 36 (Ag) - 13.92 (Au)
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 1.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Set (pcs) 2
 
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Chopin was born in the village of Żelazowa Wola, in the Duchy of Warsaw, to a French-expatriate father and Polish mother, and in his early life was regarded as a child-prodigy pianist. In November 1830, at the age of twenty, he went abroad; following the suppression of the Polish November Uprising of 1830–1831, he became one of many expatriates of the Polish "Great Emigration."

In Paris, Chopin made a comfortable living as a composer and piano teacher, while giving few public performances. Though an ardent Polish patriot, in France he used the French versions of his names and eventually, to avoid having to rely on Imperial Russian documents, became a French citizen. After some ill-fated romantic involvements with Polish women, from 1837 to 1847 he had a turbulent relationship with the French writer George Sand (Aurore Dudevant). Always in frail health, he died in Paris in 1849, at the age of thirty-nine, of chronic pulmonary tuberculosis.

Chopin's extant compositions were written primarily for the piano as a solo instrument. Though they are technically demanding, his style emphasises nuance and expressive depth. Chopin invented musical forms such as the ballade and was responsible for major innovations in forms such as the piano sonata, mazurka, waltz, nocturne, étude, impromptu and prélude. His works are masterpieces and mainstays of Romanticism in 19th-century classical music.

 
Design
Two new coins from the mint of Mongolia in silver 925 with nominal value 500 Togrog, and in the purest gold 9999 with nominal value of 1000 Togrog, celebrate Frédéric Chopin (Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin), a great tribute to one of the most famous composer and pianist.
The reverse shows typical Mongolian symbols.

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