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Mona Lisa
Мона Лиза
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Power Coin (Italy)
Nominal value
20 dollars (Republic of Palau)
Silver 999°
Production quality
Smartminting Technology, 10.000+ minted tiles, Proof Quality; High Relief
Antonello Galletta, Director Power Coin (Italy)
BH-Mayer (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Palau, surrounded by a beautiful decorative mosaic pattern. All around the obverse, the inscriptions: “GREAT MICROMOSAIC PASSION” – the name of the series, “GMP” – the abbreviation of the series, “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” – the issuing country and “20$” – the face value. Each coin is individually numbered on the edge. 

The reverse of the coin reproduces the beautifully coloured face of “la Gioconda” from the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa, struck with more than 10.000 tiles in exceptional high relief, to reproduce and empathize the extraordinary beauty of this piece of mosaic art in miniature. On the top-right of the reverse, the year of issue written in Roman numbers: “MMXVIII” - 2018.
A brief annotation
The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world”. The Mona Lisa is also one of the most valuable paintings in the world. The painting is thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, and is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel. It had been believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506; however, Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1797. The subject's expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modelling of forms, and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.
New issue
№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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