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Icons of Inspiration Series

APMEX is proud to present the Icons of Inspiration series. This low mintage series will include both Gold and Silver coins designed by Renaissance Artist Joel Iskowitz. Each 1 oz release will feature a beautiful design depicting an iconic innovator.

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Second Release:
Leonardo da Vinci

The newest release in this series features Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian Renaissance man who was a master of various fields like painting, engineering, sculpting and architecture. While his most famous work is the Mona Lisa, he is also renowned for artwork like The Last Supper painting and the Vitruvian Man.

These da Vinci coins are BU Silver, with a limited mintage of 10,000, as well as Proof Silver and BU Gold with a mintage of 100 each. The obverse depicts Leonardo da Vinci with several famous inventions and paintings behind him and the reverse displays the image of an elegant muse in a flowing dress with her arm extended towards the sun and the Niue nation seal.

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Second Release:<br> Leonardo da Vinci
First Release: Sold Out Galileo Galilei

First Release: Sold Out Galileo Galilei

The first release in this exciting series features the Italian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, Galileo, and is already sold out. He made several revolutionary telescopic discoveries, including the four largest moons of Jupiter. These 1 oz coins have limited mintages of 100 Gold, 100 Proof Silver and 10,000 BU Silver.

Designed by Joel Iskowitz, the obverse depicts Galileo holding a refracting telescope, one of his most famous innovations, alongside a globe and the moon. A rendition of his signature is below.

Artfully Designed Packaging

The BU Gold and Proof Silver coins come in an Icons of Inspiration presentation sleeve with a custom box inside. This custom packaging comes with a tamper evident packaging option that adds collectibility and visual appeal to this superb series. Very limited numbers are available with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity by the artist.

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Artfully Designed Packaging
About the Designer: Joel Iskowitz

About the Designer: Joel Iskowitz

Born in the Bronx, New York, Joel Iskowitz is a prolific United States coin designer. His goal is to bring humanity's story to life through the paintings, coins, stamps and medals that he designs. Joel has said, "What is important is the connection between the story in the artwork and the real human history." Joel is a story-teller, a narrative artist, whose ideas are conveyed through the images he creates.

Joel’s prolific portfolio includes 14 Congressional Gold Medals, 10 First Spouse Gold coins, and eight America the Beautiful Quarter designs. He has also created eight Silver and Clad Commemorative coins, five American Eagle Platinum Proof coins, four Presidential Dollars, and one Lincoln Cent reverse. He continues to create medallic art for non-profit foundations, governmental and private sector mints. Shop other coins designed by Joel Iskowitz.

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