The Lithuanian Mint’s Wild series pays tribute to the beauty of wild nature with pure silver collectibles. One of their most striking releases is a collaboration with up-and-coming young French artist Louis Gibiard, who is known for creating a dramatic illustration with depth and intricacy using only a ballpoint pen and paper. One of the most spectacular examples of his style is “Wild Scenery,” a multi-paneled drawing inspired by Neo-Classical and Victorian relief artwork that is transferred by the Mint’s creative time into ultra high-relief numismatic engravings in an antiqued pure silver collectible. The 2022 Antique Niue Wild Scenery 2 oz Silver Coin is now available from Provident Metals.
The 2022 Antique Niue Wild Scenery Silver Coin provides an enchanted vision of the idylls of nature in two full ounces of pure silver, produced with a beautiful antique finish that makes its incredible high-relief engravings stand out dramatically. It ships fully in a mint capsule, housed in a black presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The obverse side features an effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II, verifying it as legal tender of Niue. This is accompanied by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “FIVE DOLLARS,” and “2022.”
The reverse side of the coin features the intricate centerpiece of “Wild Scenery” miniaturized and reproduced in a numismatic format. Its ultra high-relief details show a winged stag and a winged unicorn flanking a globe, surrounded by elaborate decorative flourishes.
The story of the “Wild Scenery” coin is one of a chain of inspiration. The Five Doors of the Duomo di Milano are one of the most striking examples of high-relief monumental artwork in the world, a project begun in the 16th century that was finally completed by a group of sculptors in the Twentieth Century. These extraordinary multi-paneled reliefs’ discovery by a young French artist provided the inspiration for a truly extraordinary ballpoint pen illustration that used the Doors’ overall design and layout as the basis for a completely new artistic creation. That drawing, titled “Wild Scenery,” came to the attention of the masters at the Lithuanian Mint: and this extraordinary silver collectible was the ultimate result.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||New Zealand Mint|
|Product Series||Wild Scenery|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||2 Troy Ounces|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|