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Masterpieces of Art - Nigthwatch

Articule CI20DNW09
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Masterpieces of Art - Nigthwatch

  • Metal: Silver
  • Purity: Ag 999 / 1000
  • Date of issue: 2009
  • Country: Cook Islands
  • Denomination of the coin: 20 Dollars
  • Coinage quality: PROOF
  • Diameter: 55.00 mm
  • Coin weight: 93.30 gr.
  • Edge: Milled
  • Maximum mintage: 1 642 pcs.
  • Packing: Coin in Capsule with Certificate, gift box
  • Mint: B. H. Mayer's
Description

The first coin's series "MASTERPIECES OF ART".

Coin is round in shape, with front and back sides - raised rim on.  

The Obverse: to the center portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions along the rim - ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS, the down – 20 DOLLARS.  

The Reverse: in the center frame of 17 Swarovski crystal color image of Rembrandt "The Nigthwath". The painting is renowned for three characteristics: its colossal size, the effective use of light and shadow, and the perception of motion in what would have traditionally been a static military portrait. The painting was completed in 1642, at the peak of the Durch Golden Age. It depicts the eponymous company moving out, led by Captain Frans Banning Cocq (dressed in black, with a red sash) and his lieutenant, Willem van Ruytenburch (dressed in yellow, with a white sash). With effective use of sunlight and shade, Rembrandt leads the eye to the three most important characters among the crowd, the two gentlemen in the centre (from whom the painting gets its original title), and the small girl in the centre left background. Behind them, the company's colours are carried by the ensign, Jan Visscher Cornelissen. Rembrandt has displayed the traditional emblem of the Arquebusiers in the painting in a natural way: the girl in yellow dress in the background is carrying the main symbols. She is a kind-of mascot herself: the claws of a dead chicken on her belt represent the clauweniers; the pistol behind the chicken stands for 'clover'; and, she is holding the militia's goblet. The man in front of her is wearing a helmet with an oak leaf, a traditional motif of the Arquebusiers. The dead chicken is also meant to represent a defeated adversary. The colour yellow is often associated with victory

 Inscriptions along the rim - MASTERPIECES OF ART, the down - RENBRANDT VAN RHN, yeardate – 2009.



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