The Mucha Foundation protects and preserves the many great works of the Alphonse Maria Mucha, the man known as the founding father of the art nouveau movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Anonymous Mint is presenting some of his greatest works in a manner never seen before, as the obverse design of a series of silver rounds. Today, the 1 oz Proof Silver Mucha Collection Laurel Round is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Sixth and final design in the Mucha Collection from Anonymous Mint.
- Mintage limited to 3,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Series created by Julie Lindquist.
- Engravings by Italian Master Sculptor Luigi Badia.
- Inspired by artwork from Alphonse Mucha.
- Reverse includes a portrait image of Mucha.
- Obverse depicts the image of Laurel.
The design of Laurel found on the 1 oz Proof Silver Mucha Collection Laurel Round comes from one of two posters commissioned by the dancer Lygie. Though Ivy is more frequently remembered, Laurel gained greater visibility as calendar image for the signage company Dewez. Ivy and Laurel are the only two figures in the Mucha Collection originally connected to one another in Mucha’s art works.
All of the 1 oz Proof Silver Mucha Collection Laurel Rounds listed here have a mirrored, clear finish to the background field and edge lettering with the individual serial number of each round. Each round ships inside of a protective plastic capsule to protect its condition, and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity that matches the serial number engraved on the edge of the round.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Proof Silver Laurel 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. Most of Mucha’s women figures were looking right at the viewer with a seductive or otherwise sultry gaze.
The reverse of all of the Silver Mucha Collection 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.
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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