Klimt`s Portrait of a lady

Certificate Case

Klimt`s Portrait of a lady

Certificate Case
2,600 UAH
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Coin value

500 francs KFA

Issuer

Cameroon

Manufacturer

Mint of Poland

Year of issue

2021

Mintage

555

Fineness

999

Ligature mass, g

17.5

Quality of mintage

proof

Metal

Silver

The Portrait of a Lady silver coin is a reproduction of a work by Klimt, the scandalously famous Austrian modernist painter. It depicts a young woman in an elegant outfit with a floral print. This painting is the only known "double work" of the modernist: at first it depicted a woman in a wide-brimmed hat, but then Klimt repainted it. This was one of the last paintings he made between 1916 and 1917. The author put all his skill into it. And his descendants appreciate it — the value of the painting today reaches 66 million dollars. In 1997, this painting was stolen from a gallery in Italy, and only some 20 years later the missing Klimt painting was accidentally found by a gardener in a wall recess. This coin with its amber insert and such a fascinating background would make a great gift for a collector.