Cook Islands – 2010 – 20 Dollars – F. de Goya Clothed & Nude Maja (PROOF)


mintage only 999 pieces. Unique coin. Presale advantage: 50 euro

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Face Value Metal Fineness Weight Diameter Quality Mintage
20 Dollars Silver .999 3 oz 80x40mm PROOF 999

Issue date: september 2010

The coin itself contains the image of the nude Maja. This part of the coin is a bit deeper inside of the coin.
The inlay contains the image of the nude Maja. This inlay fits exactly into the space of the coin making it look like the other image is on the coin.
The inlay is made of silver! The coin itself + the inlay total are 3 ounces. On the back of the inlay is an inscription that it is .999 silver and the weight of the inlay (about 7.85 grams)
The coin is in a capsule, inside this capsule is an addition plastic inlay which will hold the silver inlay, so that it will not be able to move or scratch the coin.
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Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 ? 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and as the first of the moderns. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a chronicler of history. The subversive and subjective element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet and Picasso.

Two of Goya’s best known paintings are The Nude Maja (La maja desnuda) and The Clothed Maja (La maja vestida). They depict the same woman in the same pose, naked and clothed, respectively. Without a pretense to allegorical or mythological meaning, the painting was the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art . The paintings were never publicly exhibited during Goya’s lifetime, but they were confiscated by the Inquisition for a time until they were returned to their owner, Manuel de Godoy, the Prime Minister of Spain and a favorite of the Queen, María Luisa.