We were sad to see Tiffany Art end this year, with this quite stunning series offering up looks at architectural history over almost two decades of life. While the original two-ounce coins were antique-finished, this one-off issue brings back the 2020 coin with a five-ounce black proof version, and a three-ounce standard proof. A very nice coin indeed, although we’re pleased that we’re not going to see the whole range reissued in the new format. Always best to move forward, we say.
MINTS DESCRIPTION: The 2020 Tiffany edition was released at WMF 2020 in Berlin and CIT was overwhelmed by the success of the limited 5 oz gold edition. Collectors and dealers have asked for further specifications besides the 2 oz antique finish edition which saw its final issue during that same show. Following this request, CIT is happy to announce TWO first time ever releases!
Both magnificent pieces highlight the architectural wonder of Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan, Iran, also known as Imam Square. This Unesco World Heritage site is one of the largest city center squares in the world and a treasure of Persian architecture and art. The highly detailed relief honors the architecture of the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque.
Smartminting© makes it possible to combine the stunning details of the tiffany series with a proof and black proof finish. This is cutting edge of modern minting and will excite coin lovers around the world. The contrast that you see between the black proof finish and the proof finish will show you how two different, yet equally beautiful coins with the same design can look! The results these two issues show are breathtaking. With all the loyal followers to this series, we expect a complete sellout of BOTH of these monumental issues.