This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is part of the “Deep Frozen Edition” series that features famous and favoured investment motives. In this edition – the Great Wave. The coin is completely plated with original Black Ruthenium, has a beautiful frosty look and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 999 pieces worldwide.
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, “In the well of a wave off Kanagawa” also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1830 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the best recognized works of Japanese art in the world. It depicts an enormous wave threatening boats off the coast of the prefecture of Kanagawa. While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is, as the picture's title suggests, more likely to be a large rogue wave. As in all the prints in the series, it depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background. Impressions of the print are in many Western collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the British Museum in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and in Claude Monet's house in Giverny, France, among many other collections.
The reverse of the coin features an incredible image of the masterpiece The Great Wave, over a beautiful Ruthenium background. All around the reverse, the inscriptions: “HOKUSAI” – the name of the artist and “THE GREAT WAVE” – the name of the coin and “1 oz 999 SILVER” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin features the Fiji Islands Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “FIJI” – the issuing country, “2017” – the year of issue and “1 DOLLAR” – the face value