Alphonse Mucha was a renowned artist in the Art Nouveau movement. In fact, he is considered by many to be the father of the movement. Active from 1890 until his death in 1939, Mucha’s works gained great notoriety during the period from 1895 to 1910. Today, the 1 oz Proof Silver Mucha Collection Champagne Round is available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule.
- Fourth design in the Mucha Collection!
- Mintage limited to 3,000 rounds only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Concepts from Julie Lindquist with engravings from Luigi Badia.
- Reverse includes the image of Alphonse Mucha.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Champagne.
Alphonse Mucha was born as Alphonse Maria Mucha on July 24, 1860 in the Austrian Empire, which is now modern-day Czech Republic. His works began to attract attention in 1895 as he produced posters for plays that launched his career. Later he would produce various ad posters, paintings, and even jewelry and wallpaper.
All 1 oz Proof Silver Mucha Collection Champagne Rounds available here today feature a beautiful proof striking with a mirrored finish to the background. All rounds in the collection have edge lettering with individual serial numbers, which are reflected on the Certificate of Authenticity included in the purchase of every round.
The reverse of each of the Mucha Collection Silver Rounds includes a portrait of the artist himself. Mucha was born in present-day Czech Republic, then the Austrian Empire, in 1860 and would launch his artistic career in 1895 with an ad sketch for a local playhouse. He was active in the arts until his death in 1939.
On the obverse of the 1 oz Proof Silver Mucha Collection Champagne Round is the image of Champagne White Star. Her figure is that of a sensual blonde women wearing a pink dress that bares her shoulders. In her left hand she cradles a bowl of grapes, and grape vines erupt in the background to form a frame around her figure.
The image of Champagne was originally commissioned by F. Champenois and appeared on the Exposition d’Affiches Artistiques Fracaises and Etrangeres in the city of Rheims, France, in November 1896. Her image would more famously be used by a prominent champagne company Mucha worked for, with her figure serving as advertising for the company’s new lighter champagne.
Anonymous Mint is producing these silver rounds with the blessing of The Mucha Foundation. Julie Lindquist is behind the concept for the six-round program, with Italian Master Sculptor Luigi Badia rendering the images on dies for casting.
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