WANDERER ABOVE THE SEA OF FOG Caspar David Friedrich Masterpieces of Art 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Cook Islands 2016

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This new issue is dedicated to Caspar David Friedrich, a german romantic landscape painter and his oil painting, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. A numismatic masterpiece made of 3 Oz Pure Silver, with 16 authentic Swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin. Limited mintage to only 1.818 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Cook Islands
Year 2016
Face Value 20 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 93.3 (3 oz)
Diameter (mm) 55
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 1.818
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Caspar David Friedrich
Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. Friedrich's paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs "the viewer's gaze towards their metaphysical dimension".

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts the oil painting “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog”. In the center of the coin, the painting is surrounded by 16 real Swarovski Crystals, white color. In the right side of the reverse, the symbol of this gorgeous series and in the top, the inscription: ”Masterpieces of Art” – the name of the series. On the bottom, the inscriptions: “Caspar David Friedrich” – the name of the painter and the issue year: “2016”. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around the inscriptions: “Cook Islands” – the issue country and “20 Dollars” – the face value.

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