Jan van Eyck (c. 1390 – 1441) can undoubtedly be called a pioneer. With his brushstroke and translucent oil painting technique, he was innovative and achieved breathtakingly good results. The realism of his works, the sense of detail, the perfection of the compositions and the mastery of colors amaze the world. He was also one of the first artists to add a signature to his paintings, which was very unusual at the time. Only a few dozen of his paintings are known to have survived. Eyck’s two works have been used in the design of the coin card – the artist’s supposed self-portraits “The Man in the Red Turban” on the front and a fragment from the altarpiece “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” on the back.
Mintage: 150 000
Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period
Mintage: 67 000 coins
OECD – Organization for Economic Co – operation and Development, Slovakia joined the organization on 14.12.2000. At present, the organization has 36 member states, including Estonia. The criteria for OECD membership are an open market economy, democratic pluralism and respect for human rights. The aim is to contribute to the development of the world economy, as well as to the economic development of Member States and non-member countries and to the expansion of world trade. The OECD is not a financial organization and therefore does not provide loans or grants (vm.ee).
Mintage: 1 million
Description: The University of Turku located in Turku in southwestern Finland, is the third largest university in the country as measured by student enrollment, after the University of Helsinki and Tampere University. It was established in 1920 and also has facilities at Rauma, Pori, Kevo and Salo. The university is a member of the Coimbra Group.
Issuing volume: 800 000
Issuing date: 2020
Description: The design depicts the UN logo. At the top is the year of issuance ‘2020’, the name of the issuing country ‘PORTUGAL’ and the inscription ‘UN 75 YEARS’. Under the words ‘UN’ and ‘YEARS’ is their translation in Portuguese ‘ONU’ and ‘ANOS’. At the left side is the name of the mint ‘CASA DA MOEDA’ and at the right side is the engraver’s name ‘ANDRÉ LETRIA’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 510 000 coins
Issuing date: May 2020
The design features a coat of arms with an armour-clad knight holding a sword in his right hand. The coat of arms is held by two angels, simbolically exalting and protecting Aukštaitija – one of the most important regions of Lithuania and the cradle of its statehood.
Mintage: 500 000 coins
Description: 550th anniversary of the death of Donatello.
Donatello (Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi; c. 1386 – December 13, 1466) was an Italian sculptor and painter. A commemorative 2 euro coin depicts Donatello David. Since 1956, the Statue of David has been the most influential film award in Italy, awarded by the Italian Film Academy.
The coin is packed in a blister. The outer ring of the coin features the 12 stars of the European Union flag.
Mintage: 85,000 coins
Release date: April 2016
Feature: 90th anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini
Description: The designs shows a portrait of the composer Giacomo Puccini. At the right the name of the issuing country, in semi-circle, ‘SAN MARINO’. At the left the inscription ‘G. PUCCINI’ and the mint mark. At the bottom the year ‘2014’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Issuing volume: 100,000 coins
Issuing date: September 2014
Feature: François-Joseph Bosio’s 250th birthday
Description: Baron François Joseph Bosio (March 19, 1768 – July 29, 1845) was a French sculptor born in Monaco who became famous in the first half of the 19th century for his unique work commissioned by Napoleon and restored by the French monarchy. Sculptures created by Bosio can be found all over the world.
The outer ring of the coin depicts the 12 stars of the European Union flag.
Issuing capacity: 16,000 coins
Date of issue: 2018a.
The coin is packed in a red gift box with a numbered certificate.
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