Cook Islands – 2016 – 2 Dollars – Quilling Art Flowers (PAPER ART) incl box (PROOF)

 99.50

Rare issue unique art

In stock (can be backordered)

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Description

Metal: .999 Silver
Weight: 1/2oz
Diameter: 50 mm
Quality: PROOF
Mintage: 999 pcs

Quilling is an art form where paper strips are skilfully rolled, formed and glued to create wonderful, vibrant images. This skill first became popular in the 16th and 17th century when French and Italian nuns and monks created ornaments for religious books and artefacts.

The first coin of this kind combines elaborate handmade quilling with highest minting craftsmanship. Silver relief and colourful paper elements blend to form a floral subject which has never been seen in numismatics before.