Treasures of World Painting - The Birth of Venus silver coin (2023 Mint of Poland)
More fine art today, this time in considerably more recognisable, with the release of the 18th (we think) in the Mint of Poland’s ‘Treasures of World Painting’ series. Launching in 2019 with six coins, there were three more in 2020, and four each in 2021 and 2022. The release we’re looking at here is the first in 2023, and keeps the same style of a 40 mm square coin with a raised, gilded border, inside which is a reproduction (usually cropped to fit) of a famous masterpiece. The same format and style was also used for a nine-coin series celebrating the 450th anniversary of Caravaggio. Obviously, collectors like these…
The Birth of Venus by the master Sandro Botticelli, is a path well-worn in numismatic circles, so strictly one for the collector of fine art coins, we reckon. Hard to think of much else to say, really. It’s the 18th in a series, using an image employed countless time on coins. The purist will prefer this, no doubt, but coin collectors will look elsewhere for imagination. Available to pre-order now, it comes boxed in a latex-skin ‘floating frame’, and has a mintage of 999 pieces.
LINKS: The first tranche of releases
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