This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the 500th Anniversary of one of the greatest artists and inventors of all times – Leonardo da Vinci. The coin features the famous the wonderful image of one of the artist’s many paintings, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a themed case, along the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 500 pcs worldwide.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ; 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, ichnology, and architecture, and he is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter, and tank, he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal.
The reverse of the coin features a wonderful high relief and detailed image of Leonardo Da Vinci and the coloured image of one of his famous paintings. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “LEONARDO DA VINCI” – the name of the Artist and “1452 - 1519” – the date of birth and death of the artist. The obverse of the coin features incredible image of the Vitruvian Man and the inscriptions: “2000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value, “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” – the issuing country and “2019” – the year of issue.