The Alphonse Mucha Collection of silver rounds from Anonymous Mint offers something for every numismatist. Each round in the series includes .999 fine silver content, with six designs spread across 1 oz and 5 oz rounds struck in proof, antique, and proof colorized finishes. Right now, the 1 oz Antique 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 from the Mucha Collection created by Anonymous Mint.
- Mintage limited to 2,000 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.
Each 1 oz Antique Silver Mucha Collection Laurel Round available to you here today has a wonderful antique patina that adds warmth and depth to the round’s design features, as well as its overall appearance. These rounds have edge lettering with individual serial numbers that match those on the included Certificate of Authenticity.
The design of Laurel featured on these silver rounds is one of two designs, together with Ivy, that were initially commissioned with Mucha by a popular dancer of the day known as Lygie. Both works were created in 1901, and Laurel would go on to enjoy wider circulation.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Antique 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. 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.
The reverse of all 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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