Adele Bloch-Bauer possesses the rare distinction as the only person Klimt ever painted twice. In 2006 Adele Bloch-Bauer I was acquired for Neue Galerie in New York. The reverse of the coin features a detailed and coloured image of this well-known masterpiece by Gustav Klimt. The obverse of the Solomon Islands coin traditionally bears the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Adele Bloch-Bauer I depicts Klimts masterpiece larger than ever before on a coin: the coin bar measures a gigantic 275 x 275 mm and is made from one kilo of pure silver. Perfecting a technique for minting and finishing has allowed the motif to be transferred smoothly onto a single enormous silver bar without any joints whatsoever. The aim of the mints master engravers was to reproduce Klimts sensitive portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer with all its subtle details as authentically as possible. To achieve this, they used a unique combination of different finishing techniques.First, the entire coin is primed with an application of pure gold the largest ever applied to a coin. The background to the image was subsequently finished with a Translucent Colour Application, through which the gold base shines. The Color Application makes it possible to reproduce Adele Bloch-Bauers dress, mantle and face completely true to the original. This finishing technique was further refined for the face, décolletage and hands in the Golden Adele. The end result of these complex finishes is breathtakingly beautiful. This 1 kg silver masterpiece is a must-have for any serious collector as well as a great gift idea! Discounts on new coins for registered users. The item "Adele Bloch Bauer Klimt Giants of Art 1 Kilo Silver Coin Solomon Islands 2020" is in sale since Tuesday, October 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "topworldcoins" and is located in Rzeszów.
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