Palau – 2023 – 20 Dollars – Kiss Gustav Klimt Fine Embroidery Art


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Issuing Country Palau
Year of Issue 2023
Face Value 20 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 3 oz
Diameter 65 mm
Quality Silk Finish
Mintage 499 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Smartminting


This extraordinary 3 Oz Silver coin pays homage to Klimt’s iconic masterpiece, The Kiss and it is the first of the new series “Fine Embroidery Art”. The artistic style of the coin focuses on the theme of Embroidery and in fact it bears graphic elements belonging to this art form. The coin is numbered on the edge, has a Silk Finish, is realized with an innovative technique, shows a brilliant coloration and comes in a themed case, with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 499 pcs worldwide.

The reverse of the coin pays homage to The Kiss by Gustav Klimt and depicts a couple embracing each other, surrounded by a shimmering gold backdrop. The intricate patterns and stylized forms are though realized as if the image was embroidered on a loom. The design of the reverse is, in fact, full of incredible details of the stiches of colored sewing thread. On the right side there is also a sewing needle partially hidden from the surface of the loom, reappearing on the obverse. The obverse of the coin repeats the theme of embroidery without coloration, representing the downface side of the loom, where the inscription “FINE EMBROIDERY ART” is mirrored – the name of the series. In the center of the obverse, the Public Seal of Palau, together with the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” – the issuing country and “20$” – the face value.