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2012-2016 Austria 5-Coin Gold Klimt and His Women Proof Set

2012-2016 Austria 5-Coin Gold Klimt and His Women Proof Set

Klimt's stunning masterpieces portrayed female beauty with a unique vision and this beautiful 5-coin set celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Viennese master's birth.

Set Highlights:

  • Each coin contains a total of .317 oz of .986 fine Gold for a total Gold weight of 1.585 oz.
  • Contains 5 coins: Adele Bloch-Bauer, The Expectation, Judith II, Medicine and The Kiss.
  • Each coin is in a capsule and displayed in a collector case with individual certificates of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Depicts a scene from one of Klimt's works of art.
  • Reverse: Features one of the women depicted in Klimt's paintings.
  • Guaranteed by the Austrian Mint.

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Gustav Klimt’s world was a world of women. From classical and allegorical to mythological, the ever-popular Austrian painter succeeded in portraying female beauty like few others, to the extent that his name is synonymous with the representation of the female form.

Klimt and his Women is an unforgettable five-coin series of miniature masterpieces celebrating the Viennese master’s unique vision of women. Each beautiful 50 euro solid Gold coin in the series features a woman who moved Klimt. Some of these paintings may be among the most famous, coveted and valuable in the world today, but you no longer need to be a billionaire to start your very own Klimt collection. Each of the five Gold coins bears the letter K, L, I, M, or T, so that the complete series spells the word ‘KLIMT’.

In 1194, Richard the Lionheart paid 12 tons of Silver to Duke Leopold V of Austria to secure his freedom from a year of incarceration. This act unintentionally laid the foundation for the Austrian Mint, as Duke Leopold had coins struck from Richard the Lionheart’s ransom. In doing so, Leopold set in motion more than 800 years of minting history in Vienna, though it would be another 200 years before the Vienna Mint was mentioned in historical documents. <br /><br />The Vienna Mint was originally situated near Hoher Merkt and later at various locations in Vienna. Since the first half of the 19th century, the mint has been housed in Heumarkt in central Vienna, where coins are still struck to this day. Minting facilities opened throughout Austria until 1918 when the Republic of Austria was formed and the Vienna Principal Mint became the singular minting facility. In 1989, the name officially changed to the Austrian Mint and became a subsidiary of the Austrian National Bank. <br /><br />One of the Austrian Mint’s most recognized coins is the Maria Teresa Thaler, which is not simply a famous Silver coin, but one that boasts the greatest number minted. Another prime example of the mint’s international success is the Gold Philharmonic, one of the most popular Gold bullion coins worldwide. The Gold Philharmonic has played a vital role in developing the Austrian Mint into a highly successful company. The Austrian Mint’s beautifully crafted coins are minted in the heart of Vienna and are sought after by investors and collectors around the world.

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