The second design release in the all-new Mucha Collection of silver rounds from Anonymous Mint is here, and it features one of Muchas more prolific designs. Known simply as Champagne, this Mucha Woman design was used by countless other clients of Mucha throughout its time in circulation. The 1 oz Antique Mucha Collection Champagne Silver Round is available to you now from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsulewith Certificate of Authenticity.
- 4thdesign in the Mucha Collection!
- Limited mintage of only 2,000 rounds!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Concepts from Julie Lindquist with engravings from Luigi Badia.
- Obverse includes the image of Alphonse Mucha.
- Reverse bears the portrait of Champagne.
Mucha was renowned for creating advertising posters and play banners featuring what became known as Mucha Women. Though their specific figures and facial features often differed, these beautiful women often appeared in intricate designs with long, flowing hair and were frequently encircled by ornate design accents.
The image of Champagne was originally commissioned by F. Champenois and appeared on the Exposition dAffiches Artistiques Fracaises and Etrangeres in the city of Rheims, France, in November 1896. Following its debut, Champagne would go on to be used by numerous other clients of Mucha for ads and imagery, and was featured on a primary ad for the exposition with a glass of champagne in her hand.
On the obverse of all 1 oz Antique Mucha Collection Champagne Silver Rounds youll find the beautiful image of Champagne. Rather than the full-length figure often depicted in other works, a close-up visual of the Mucha Woman was chosen for this design.
The reverse of each of the Mucha Collection Silver Rounds includes a portrait of the artist himself. Mucha was born in present-day Czech Republic, then the Austrian Empire, in 1860 and would launch his artistic career in 1895 with an ad sketch for a local playhouse. He was active in the arts until his death in 1939.
Each of the 1 oz Antique Mucha Collection Champagne Silver Rounds available to you here today has a beautiful antique patina added for warmth of appearance and additional detail to the design. Youll find edge lettering on each of the rounds, along with a Certificate of Authenticity that features the same serial number for verification.
Anonymous Mint is producing these silver rounds with the blessing of The Mucha Foundation. Julie Lindquist is behind the concept for the six-round program, with Italian Master Sculptor Luigi Badia rendering the images on dies for casting.
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