This marvelous 2 Oz Silver coin is the second issue in the “Amber Art” series, dedicated to the beauty and richness of Renaissance adornments. The coin features a Real Amber insert, has a beautiful design, has a wonderful High Relief, has an Antique Finish quality.
The Amber Art is a new series of coins showing modern art styles minted by the Mint of Poland, and is already SOLD OUT at the mint !
“Amber Art” series
The Renaissance was a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It started as a cultural movement in Italy in the Medieval period and later spread to the rest of Europe, marking the beginning of the Modern age. The intellectual basis of the Renaissance was its own invented version of humanism, derived from the concept of Roman Humanitas and the rediscovery of classical Greek philosophy, such as that of Protagoras, who said that “Man is the measure of all things”. This new thinking became manifest in art, architecture, politics, science and literature. Early examples were the development of perspective in oil painting and the recycled knowledge of how to make concrete. Although the invention of metal movable type sped the dissemination of ideas from the later 15th century, the changes of the Renaissance were not uniformly experienced across Europe. As a cultural movement, the Renaissance encompassed innovative flowering of Latin and vernacular literatures, beginning with the 14th-century resurgence of learning based on classical sources, which contemporaries credited to Petrarch; the development of linear perspective and other techniques of rendering a more natural reality in painting; and gradual but widespread educational reform. In politics, the Renaissance contributed to the development of the customs and conventions of diplomacy, and in science to an increased reliance on observation and inductive reasoning. Although the Renaissance saw revolutions in many intellectual pursuits, as well as social and political upheaval, it is perhaps best known for its artistic developments and the contributions of such polymaths as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, who inspired the term “Renaissance man”.
The reverse of the coin shows a wonderful and detailed Renaissance hall with a beautiful Amber insert representing the roof of the building. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “AMBER ART” – the name of the series and “RENAISSANCE” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts a beautiful staircase adorned with columns embellished with fabulous details. The right of the obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “5 DOLLARS” – the face value, “Ag 999” – the fineness of the Silver, “2017” – the year of issue and “NIUE” – the issuing country.
|Weight (g)||2 oz|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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