However, the antique one does an extraordinary job of showing the flowing paint strokes that van Gogh used to create his work, so we can see the appeal. Both versions show aspects of the art in a different way, employing tons of high-relief. The obverse is the same on both variants, and cleverly uses another version of the same painting, also done by van Gogh himself, this time using a reed pen.
The big selling point for this release is that is employs PMC’s superb ‘Bi-Metal Max’ format, in which that two ounces of fine silver is used to clad a copper core of 33.5oz. This results in a hugh 146 x 110 mm high-relief coin, and one that has a very affordable price compared to a kilo of silver (well under €400), while looking identical. We’re big admirers of PMC’s range here and this release does nothing but enhance that feeling. Beautifully packaged, the fine art fan will love this.