The Mucha Collection is an exciting new series of six designs set for release from Anonymous Mint in 2017. Each of the designs recreates the brilliance of Alphonse Muchas imagery from the Art Nouveau movement, which was at its height between 1890 and 1910, and popular throughout the early 20th century. The 1 oz Proof Mucha Collection Ivy Silver Round is available online today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule with Certificate of Authenticity.
- 5th design of the Mucha Collection from Anonymous Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 3,000 rounds!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Design concepts from Julie Lindquist.
- Engravings from Luigi Badia.
- Original artwork of Alphonse Mucha.
- Obverse features the image of Mucha.
- Reverse includes the artwork of Ivy.
Alphonse Mucha made a name for himself in the artistic world first with the development of posters that came to be known as Mucha Women in a broader sense. Between 1895 and 1900 he released six different series of posters, each of which featured beautiful women on colorful posters with no text. Each woman was depicted in a manner that included suggestive gestures.
Other than his advertisements with beautiful women, Mucha was immensely active in contributing through various other art forms. Starting in 1895 he completed a variety of ad posters, paintings, and book illustrations that catapulted his career, but he was also involved in the design of postage stamps, banknotes, and even government documents for the newly independent Czechoslovakia following World War I.
All 1 oz Proof Mucha Collection Ivy Silver Round listed here is one of four available weights in this fourth design release of the Mucha Collection. Other Ivy Silver Rounds includes a 1 oz Antique, 5 oz Antique, and 5 oz Proof. These rounds have a mirrored, clear finish to the background field and edge lettering with the individual serial number of each round.
On the reverse of all 1 oz Proof Mucha Collection Ivy Silver Rounds is the image of a womans portrait in right-profile relief. Known as Ivy, much designed this in 1901 on an artistic poster for the dancer Lygie. In fact, it is said that her image inspired the look of Ivy in the print.
The obverse of all Mucha Collection Silver Rounds includes a headshot portrait of Mucha taken from a real-life photograph of the Czech artist during the height of his works in the Art Nouveau period, from 1890 to 1910. Engravings include his name, year of birth and death, and the rounds weight, purity, and metal content.
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