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Madonna of Bruges
Мадонна Брюгге
Presented by
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
Nominal value
20 dollars
93,3 g
60x30 mm
Silver 999°, gilded
501 pcs
Production quality
Smartminting® ultra high relief, Silk Finish. It is a gilded small sculpture made of three oz of silver.
CIT Coin Invest AG (Lichtenstein)
B.H. Mayer (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
The blank is minted in the shape of a Madonna with a child. 

The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley (initials: IRB) in a circle; around it the name of the ruler, of the issuing nation and the denomination: 20 DOLLARS. Below on the left the incuse embossed serial number of the piece and the year 2020. 

The reverse depicts the Madonna of Bruges three-dimensionally.
A brief annotation
This piece of art pays tribute to Michelangelo’s sculpture of Mary and Jesus which can be found in Bruges today. Unlike many other sculptures and paintings that show her looking down upon an Infant, this sculpture is unique as it shows Mary showing sorrow for the future that Jesus must bear. 

This moving sculpture is the Michelangelo’s only work that was removed outside of Italy during his life. In fact, it has been moved multiple times and the recovery efforts after WWII were a subject in a big budget Hollywood film called “The Monuments Men.” Whereas the original was sculpted out of one solid piece of marble, this piece of art has been minted out of 3 ounces of precious metal!
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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