Posted on April 14, 2017
Available through JM Bullion as one of the exclusive dealers, the Mucha Silver Round collection celebrates some of the greatest works of Alphonse Mucha. When complete, a total of six different designs and six different silver round options will be available for each new design released. If ever there was a silver round collection worth every penny, it is this newest offering of precious metal products from Anonymous Mint. Explore the Mucha Silver Round collection below.
Alphonse Maria Mucha was born in Moravia in the Austrian Empire (now the Czech Republic) in July 1860. He would go on to become a famed Czech art nouveau painter and decorative artist who is considered by many to be the father of the art nouveau movement. He was an active artist, creating new designs and paintings up until his death in 1939.
Mucha’s career started at the age of 17 when he began to publish some of his artist works on advertising and promotional posters while following his passion in the study of arts in Munich. By the 1890s, he had moved to Paris to continue the pursuit of his dreams and further his artistic studies at the same time.
Mucha was active during the art nouveau movement between 1890 and 1910, a time period generally viewed as the height of that movement. Today, most look back and consider his works to be the founding cornerstone of the art nouveau movement, making him the widely regarded farther of the movement itself. Most importantly though, his works featuring beautiful women in various poses are considered catalysts for the movement as a whole.
Outside of his depictions of 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, up until his death in 1939.
The new Mucha Silver Round collection from Anonymous Mint is one of the most diverse silver round programs you’ll find, and it is an excellent example of the diversity of silver for sale in the precious metals industry. There are scheduled to be a total of six designs from Mucha’s most famous works of the art nouveau movement included in this collection. The so-called “beautiful women” depicted are JOB, Champagne, Rose, Ivy, Dance, and Laurel, in order.
With the release of each new round, which includes .999 pure silver content and edge lettering of the unique serial number for the individual round, you’ll find four options to purchase. Below are the four types of rounds available with each new design release, and the mintage limit for those styles:
For each proof round released, you’ll notice a beautiful mirrored proof finish, with brilliantly clear background fields. Each of the antique releases in the Mucha Silver Round collection includes a brilliant antique finish that adds depth to the design, as well as warmth and age to its appearance. All of the Mucha Rounds ship inside of protective plastic capsules and include an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Mucha was known for using the figures of beautiful women in his designs, and the concept of “Mucha Women” became an accepted term during his long career to describe the various beautiful female forms he selected for his designs. Among those which are featured in the Mucha Collection, you’ll find the following:
The Anonymous Mint worked with coin creator Julie Lindquist on the designs used in the Mucha Collection, with Italian Master Sculptor Luigi Badia engraving those designs onto dies for striking. The Mucha Foundation, which catalogs and preserves Mucha’s works, authorized this release of six designs.
On top of offering the six designs mentioned above in the two weights (1 oz and 5 oz) and finishes (proof and antique), Anonymous Mint will also be releasing the six designs with a colorized finish in both the 1 oz and 5 oz weights. To date, only the Colorized Job Silver Round and Colorized Dance Silver Round have been released.