BVI 500th Anniversary Mona Lisa 2006 $1 Copper-nickel Coin Unc
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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
500th ANNIVERSARY OF MONA LISA
2006 $1 COPPER-NICKEL COIN UNC
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 14, 1452 in the small Tuscan town of Vinci, near Florence and during his life became one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, who was also celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death, and his scientific studies - particularly in the fields of anatomy, optics, and hydraulics - anticipated many of the developments of modern science.
The identity of the sitter for the Mona Lisa has been a point of debate for Art Historians over the centuries.
This coin (38.60 mm in diamter) is much larger than both USA quarter (24.26 mm in diameter) and USA half dollar (30.61 mm in diameter).
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The design on this amazing coin is taken from the theory that the Mona Lisa is a self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci and shows an image of the Mona Lisa morphing into a portrait of the artist. The wording in the surround is in the mirror writing style that Leonardo adopted and his signature is also included in the design.
The obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley FRBS FSNAD.
The diameter of this finely struck and detailed coin is 38.60 mm and it weighs 28.20 gms.
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