Among the Mucha Collection of silver rounds from Anonymous Mint, only the Laurel and Ivy design releases have a historical connection. The companion pieces were released in 1901, and Laurel served as the glass panel for the interior of an upscale Parisian jewelry store known as Boutique Fouquet. The 1 oz Proof Silver Colorized Mucha Collection Laurel Round is available to you online today at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Sixth and final design in the Mucha Collection of the Anonymous Mint!
- Mintage of colorized rounds is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse features the design of Laurel.
- Reverse includes Mucha’s portrait.
- From coin creator Julie Lindquist.
- Dies designed by Luigi Badia.
Laurel is one of two images that were initially commissioned with Mucha in 1901 by a popular dancer of the day known as Lygie. Created at the same time as Ivy, Laurel would go on to enjoy wider circulation in Mucha’s day. Laurel first appeared in the interior of the Boutique Fourquet, and was later used on a calendar for a signage company by the name of Dewez.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Proof Colorized Laurel Silver Round you’ll find the left-profile portrait of Laurel. Her eyes are unique in a Mucha design, in that they’re set looking downward. Laurel’s profiled bust is displayed in this design with her eyes lowered, and ribbon and laurel leaves adorning her hair while a detailed mosaic halo serves as the background design theme.
The reverse of all Mucha Collection Silver Rounds include a front-facing portrait of Mucha. Taken from an actual photograph of the Czech artist, his picture is surrounded by engravings of his name, years of birth and death, and the round’s weight, purity, and metal content.
The 1 oz Proof Silver Colorized Mucha Collection Laurel Rounds in this posting feature a mirrored, clear proof finish to the round. Colorization has been added to these limited-release versions of the silver rounds in the Mucha Collection to add vibrance and life to the designs, just as Mucha intended.
Each silver round ships to you inside of a protective plastic capsule, and features an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. These rounds have edge lettering with a serial number that matches that found on the Certificate of Authenticity.
Anonymous Mint worked with coin creator Julie Lindquist on the designs used in the Mucha Collection, with Italian Master Sculptor Luigi Badia engraving those designs onto dies for striking. The Mucha Foundation, which catalogs and preserves Mucha’s works, authorized this release of six designs.
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