This incredible 3 Oz Silver coin is the fifth release in the “Mandala Art” series and features the Gothic decorations, a form of art made of intricate designs. The coin has a beautiful gemstone insert, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Strictly limited mintage of only 500 pieces worldwide!
Gothic architecture is a style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. Originating in 12th-century France, it was widely used, especially for cathedrals and churches, until the 16th century. Its most prominent features included the use of the rib vault and the flying buttress, which allowed the weight of the roof to be counterbalanced by buttresses outside the building, giving greater height and more space for windows. Another important feature was the extensive use of stained glass, and the rose window, to bring light and color to the interior. Another feature was the use of realistic statuary on the exterior, particularly over the portals, to illustrate biblical stories for the largely illiterate parishioners. These technologies had all existed in Romanesque architecture, but they were used in more innovative ways and more extensively in Gothic architecture to make buildings taller, lighter and stronger.
The reverse of the coin depicts the highly intricate detailed Mandala design surrounding a Gothic pattern. In the center a beautiful gemstone as heart of the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the Fiji Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “FIJI” – the issue country, “2019” – the year of issue, “3 oz Ag 999” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver and “10 DOLLARS” – the face value.
|Weight (g)||93.3 (3 oz)|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|