Cook 2010 $20 Masterpieces of Art - Van Gogh Sunflowers 3 Oz Silver Proof Coin


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Cook 2010 $20 Masterpieces of Art - Van Gogh Sunflowers 3 Oz Silver Proof Coin
Description

Country Cook Islands Year 2010 Face Value 20 Dollars Metal Silver Fineness .999 Weight 3 Oz (93.30g) Diameter 55.00 mm Mintage 1,889 pcs Finish Proof

Sunflowers (original title, in French: Tournesols) are the subject of two series of still life paintings by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The earlier series executed in Paris in 1887 gives the flowers lying on the ground, while the second set executed a year later in Arles shows bouquets of sunflowers in a vase. In the artist's mind both sets were linked by the name of his friend Paul Gauguin, who acquired two of the Paris versions. About eight months later Van Gogh hoped to welcome and to impress Gauguin again with Sunflowers, now part of the painted décoration he prepared for the guestroom of his Yellow House where Gauguin was supposed to stay in Arles. After Gauguin's departure, Van Gogh imagined the two major versions as wings of the Berceuse Triptych, and finally he included them in his exhibit at Les XX in Bruxelles.

3 oz of pure silver in proof quality Decorated with 16 Swarovski crystals Very low mintage - limited to only 1,889 pieces Comes with capsule, certificate of authenticity and a presentation
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