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ADAM & EVE Albrecht Dürer 500 CFA Francs Silver Coin Cameroon 2021

US $99.14
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Product Description

This stunning silver coin portraits the copperplate engraving of Adam and Eve, created in 1504, was a result of the artist’s quest for the human body beauty ideal. Born in 1471 in Nuremberg, Albrecht Dürer was the greatest artist of the German Renaissance.  It was the first full-size image of a completely naked figure of the era. This unique coin with a reproduction of Albrecht Dürer’s painting will become a decoration of your collection!

  • 99.99% pure silver
  • A miniature reproduction of a photographic quality
  • Decorated with the gold of the Baltic Sea – Polish amber
  • Amalgamation of the arts kept in a silver coin
  • A continuation of a unique numismatic series
”Famous Painter"

Adam and Eve is the name of two works by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer: an engraving made in 1504, and a pair of oil-on-panel paintings completed in 1507. The engraving of 1504 depicts Adam and Eve in a scene together, with several symbolical animals around them. According to Erwin Panofsky, a mountain ash behind Adam represents the tree of life; the parrot on its branch represents wisdom. A fig tree stands in for the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Four animals, a cat, elk, rabbit, and ox represent the four humors: cruelty, melancholy, sensuality, and lethargy, respectively. Additionally, the relationship of the mouse and feline at the feet of the figures parallels that of Adam and Eve.

Country Cameroon
Denomination 500 CFA francs
Year 2021
Quality Proof
Material Silver  9999/1000
Weight (g) 17.5  
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage pcs 550
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes

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