The Mint of Poland is delighted to announce the series which presents the most precious works of museum and sacral art that were lost during World War II and despite hundreds of studies they have never been found.
The first coin in the series is dedicated to one of the most renowned works by Raphael Santi – ‘Portrait of a Young Man’.
This exceptional piece of the highest craftsmanship combines a unique theme, original shape and multitude of decorations in the form of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystals, digital printing and selectively gold-plated ornaments.
The coin with a faithful replica of the famous painting makes the perfect, unforgettable gift for every lover of art.
• High collectible and gift value
• Minted in .999 fine silver
• The unique square-shaped design
• Decorated with digital printing, selective gilding and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
• Its uniqueness is guaranteed by the limited mintage
• Offered in an elegant presentation case
• Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Mint of Poland
The obverse depicts an empty frame which symbolizes the theme of the series. In the lower part of the coin – a profile effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and inscriptions: UTRACONE DZIEŁA SZTUKI (the name of the series in Polish), m/w (the mint mark), 1 DOLLAR (the face value), NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), ELIZABETH II and the year of issue (2014). At the bottom – the hallmark: Ag 999.
In the foreground – an image of the „Portrait of a Young Man” by Raphael Santi. In the background – the Czartoryski Museum in Cracow. In the upper and lower part of the coin – the name of the painting in Polish: PORTRET MŁODZIEŃCA RAFAELA SANTI. At the bottom – SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS decorations.
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