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Vetro di Murano: the Pink Lady – 1000 Francs .999 silver coin Congo 2015 (Proof)

Country – Congo
Year – 2015
Face Value – 1000 Francs
Metal – Silver
Fineness (purity) – 999/1000
Weight (g) – 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm) – 55
Quality – Proof
Mintage (pcs) – 999

The coin’s obverse depicts the beautiful art of the craftmanship of Murano, the Pink Lady. On bottom the inscription “Vetro di Murano”. The coin’s reverse depicts the back side of the Pink Lady, the issue country, the face value, the issue date and the coat of arms of the republic of Congo.

Murano Glass
Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. Murano’s glassmakers led Europe for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enamelled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the artisans of Murano are still employing these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass figurines to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers, as well as tourist souvenirs.

Today, Murano is home to a vast number of factories and a few individual artists’ studios making all manner of glass objects from mass marketed stemware to original sculpture. The Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) in the Palazzo Giustinian houses displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day.

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