Palau – 2007 – 10 Dollars – Tiffany Art III Renaissance (PROOF)
Metal: Silver .999
Weight: 2 OZ
Diameter: 50 mm
Mintage: 999 pcs.
A new commemorative coin shows a form-complete alliance of the famous Tiffany glass skill with the architectural style of the Italian Renaissance. These forms were created by no other than Michelangelo Buonarotti. He was not only a renowned fresco painter and sculptor, but also an architect. The obverse of this coin shows a window of his Palazzo Farnese in Rome, on the reverse is a section of the new Sacristy of San Lorenzo in Florence where Buonarotti embellished the tomb chapel of the Medici family in 1520.
A blue glass-window in Tiffany tradition is embedded in Michelangelo?s architectural frame. The American artist Louis-Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) developed this very special type of coloured glass in his factory in New York which he founded in 1885. The characteristic of this glass-skill is not only the dazzling colour but also the marvellous uniqueness of each pane.
After two released coins which are in a romantic and gothic style, this is already the third issue in a series which shows famous architectural styles and their window shapes. Once again a masterpiece!