Republic of Cameroon – 2021 – 500 Francs – Portrait of a Lady


Gustav Klimt – an artist breaking the rules

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Issuing Country Republic of Cameroon
Year of Issue 2021
Face Value 500 Francs CFa
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 17.50 g
Diameter 50.00 mm
Quality PROOF
Mintage 555
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Digital Printing and Amber


Gustav Klimt exerted significant influence on the history of art. His revolutionary
approach to painting resulted in a new quality in fine arts. The painting
“Portrait of a Lady”, 1916-17, shows a woman in a patterned dress. An
X-ray examination revealed that the work of art is an altered version of the
“Portrait of a Young Woman” originally depicted with a hat and a scarf.
Today the cost of the canvas, once stolen and found years later, is estimated
for 66 million dollars. The series encompasses the following works of art:
1. Portrait of Friederike-Maria Beer 2. Portrait of a Lady 3. The Dancer.