Alphonse Mucha’s greatest artistic works are protected for posterity by the Mucha Foundation, which guards the rights to his works. The Anonymous Mint has collaborated with the foundation to secure the right to produce six of his most famous works on a series of silver rounds for investors and collectors. The 5 oz Antique Silver Mucha Collection Champagne Round is now available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Fourth design of the new Mucha Collection from Anonymous Mint!
- Mintage limited to 500 rounds only!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Designed by Julie Lindquist.
- Original art from Alphonse Mucha.
- Mucha’s portrait graces the Reverse.
- Obverse features the image of Champagne.
The all-new Mucha Collection from Anonymous Mint was developed by Julie Lindquist, engraved by Italian master sculptor Luigi Badia, and reviving the works of Alphonse Mucha with the permission of the Mucha Foundation. Mucha was alive from 1860 to 1939, and active as an artist from 1895 until his death.
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. Following its debut, Champagne would go on to be used by numerous other clients of Mucha for ads and imagery, and was featured on a primary ad for the exposition with a glass of champagne in her hand.
Specifically, Champagne was used by a prominent client of Mucha’s in 1899 to launch a new line of lighter champagne. Her name at the time was Champagne White Star, and her figure was very alluring and included grapes as part of the advertisement.
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.
On the obverse of the 5 oz Antique 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.
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