Genius of Michelangelo Sterling Silver Coin Collection

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  • Sold Date: Feb 20,2007
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Genius of Michelangelo Sterling Silver Coins

This is magnificent First Edition Proof Set of The Franklin Mint's "The Genius Of Michelangelo" includes a total of Sixty (60) solid sterling silver medal coins. Each coin is individually hallmarked and edge marked with the registration number 12265.

--> Coins are in mint condition with some discoloration from age. They have never been handled without gloves

--> My father bought this collection beginning in 1969. A letter dated 12/20/74 is included with the set announcing the final medal of this Proof Edition (5 years after initial offering).

--> Included are descriptive booklets for each coin and an additional booklet describing the reverse side of all of the coins.

--> The album is set up with six sleeve pages holding 10 coins each at a total weight of 14.5 lbs.

--> Each sleeve is titled in gold lettering with the subject of the masterpieces contained in it.

--> Next to each coin, also in gold lettering, is the full title of the work and its location.

--> Each Coin: Diameter = 44 Weight = 40.25 grams Alloy = .925 Total Silver Content = 71.82 troy ounces

A complete inventory of this collection:

PAGE 1: Frescoes From The Sistine Chapel Ceiling
1. The Creation Of Adam
2. The Temptation
3. The Delphic Sibyl
4. The Universal Flood
5. The Gathering of the Waters
6. Judith and Holofernes
7. Noah¡¦s Sacrifice
8. The Death of Haman
9. The Prophet Jonah
10. The Head of God

PAGE 2: Frescoes From The Sistine Chapel Ceiling
11. Creation of the Sun and Moon
12. The Cumacan Sibyl
13. The Prophet Jeremiah
14. The Expulsion
15. David and Goliath
16. The Prophet Isaiah
17. The Creation of Eve
18. The Libyan Sibyl
19. Ignudo
20. The Forefathers of Christ

PAGE 3: The Last Judgment, Other Paintings And Drawings
21. Christ the Judge with Mary
22. Angels Supporting the Cross
23. Charon¡¦s Boat
24. St. Bartholomew
25. The Doni Tondo
26. Crucifixion of St. Peter
27. Tityus 28. The Damned Man
29. The Resurrection
30. The Fall of Paethon

PAGE 4: Sculptures Based On Classical Themes
31. David
32. Little Satyr of Bacchus
33. Battle of the Centaurs
34. Day
35. Dawn
36. David-Apollo
37. Mask of Night
38. Kneeling Angel
39. The Bearded Prisoner
40. The Dying Slave

PAGE 5: Sculptures Of Famous People
41. Moses
42. St. Peter
43. Rachel
44. Giuliano de Medici
45. Lorenzo de Medici
46. Leah
47. St. Petronius
48. St. Matthew
49. St. Paul
50. Brutus

PAGE 6: Sculptures Of Christ And The Madonna
51. Pieta
52. Madonna of the Stairs
53. Risen Christ
54. Head of Child from Bruges Madonna
55. Taddei Tondo
56. Pitti Tondo
57. Medici Madonna
58. Pieta of Florence
59. Bruges Madonna
60. Head of Santo Spirito Crucifix

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