Smartminting Technology, Red Proof, Porcelain Effect, High Relief
Antonello Galletta, Director Power Coin (Italy)
Description of obverse and reverse
of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” - the name of the Queen, “5 DOLLARS” - the face value, “COOK ISLANDS” - the issuing country and “2018” - the year of issue.
The reverse of this original Silver coin depicts the wonderful coloured mask of the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, over a Rose-Gold brick background. The mask became famous thanks to the television series "La Casa de Papel", where an organized gang weared this mask in the attempt to rob the National State Mint. On the left of the reverse, the inscription: “Salvatore” - the name of the coin.
A brief annotation
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquess of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, at times in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.