Cook Islands 2013 $20 Masterpieces of Art John Maler Lady Godiva 3oz Silver Coin
Present your best items with Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery. Low mintage limit, only 1898!! Certificate of Authenticity + Presentation Box. Part of the long-running and popular "Masterpieces or Art" series of impressive 3oz (93.30 grams) silver coins struck to Proof quality and including Swarovski crystals, this latest 2013 release is dedicated to the famous Lady Godiva painting by John Maler Collier. The Honourable John Maler Collier OBE RP ROI (1850 1934) was a leading English artist, and author. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, and was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation. Both his marriages were to daughters of Thomas Henry Huxley. He studied painting at the Munich Academy where he enrolled on 14 April 1875 (Register: 3145) at the age of 25. Colliers' Lady Godiva was bequeathed by social reformer, Thomas Hancock Nunn. When he died in 1937, the painting was offered to the Corporation of Hampstead. He specified in his will that should his bequest be refused by Hampstead (presumably on grounds of propriety) the painting was then to be offered to Coventry. The painting now hangs in the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. On the reverse is a faithful reproduction of Collier's Lady Godiva painting. Above and below are a series opf genuine Swarovski crystals. Struck into the silver is a background decor and inscriptions for the series name and year of issue. The obverse carries the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, together with the country and denomination. Each silver coin is superbly presented in an official case with Certificate of Authenticity.
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Fell free to contact if you have any questions. The item "Cook Islands 2013 $20 Masterpieces of Art John Maler Lady Godiva 3oz Silver Coin" is in sale since Thursday, December 31, 2015. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Belarus". The seller is "worldancient" and is located in Etobicoke, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.