TIFFANY ART NEOCLASSICISM 2 Oz Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2012

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The Tiffany coin 2012, 2 Oz of pure 99.99% Silver Antique-finish, decorated with a green glass pane according to the Tiffany glass tradition. Palau is honor to issue the simplicity, geometry and symmetry featured in Neoclassicism. The excellent decoration makes it a very peace of art, the minuteness of detail makes it quite simply unique!

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Country Palau
Year 2012
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 50
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 999
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) No
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Neoclassicism was a widespread and influential movement in painting and the other visual arts that began in the 1760s, reached its height in the 1780s and '90s, and lasted until the 1840s and '50s. In painting it generally took the form of an emphasis on austere linear design in the depiction of classical themes and subject matter, using archaeologically correct settings and costumes.
Instead of the excessivly pompous Rococo style, simplicity, geometry and symmetry featured in the new style. Neoclassicism was given great impetus by new archaeological discoveries, particularly the exploration and excavation of the buried Roman cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii (the excavations of which began in 1738 and 1748, respectively).
Neo-classicism was a child of the Age of Reason (the Enlightenment), when philosophers believed that we would be able to control our destinies by learning from and following the Laws of Nature (the United States was founded on Enlightenment philosophy). Scientific inquiry attracted more attention. Therefore, Neo-classicism continued the connection to the Classical tradition because it signified moderation and rational thinking but in a new and more politically-charged spirit (“neo” means “new,” or in the case of art, an existing style reiterated with a new twist.)
Neo-classicism is characterized by: clarity of form; sober colors; shallow space; strong horizontal and verticals that render that subject matter timeless, instead of temporal as in the dynamic Baroque works; and, Classical subject matter—or classicizing contemporary subject matter.


The 2012 edition which belongs to the Tiffany-Art series shows on the obverse the Panthéon, which Jacques-Germain Soufflot (1713–1780) erected as the abbey church Sainte-Geneviève, by order of the king from 1764 onwards. Shortly after completion it was secularised by the leaders of the French Revolution in 1791 and was declared the French National Hall of Fame. A master class relief combined with a genuine coloured window. Coin art at its best! The reverse represents another national symbol, the Arc de Triomphe. Shortly after the Battle of Austerlitz it was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806, designed by the architect Jean-François Chalgrin (1739-1811) and completed by Jean-Nicolas Huyot und Guillaume Abel Blouet in 1836. Issued by Republic of Palau limited edition of just 999 pieces in the world!