The Tiffany Art collection is undoubtedly one of the most successful modern coin series in the world with five awards to its name. Now in its 14th year introducing the Italian Castle of Sammezzano and its orientalist architecture.
The Tiffany Art Series
Customary since 2014, the traditional and much beloved 2 oz coin is again flanked by an imposing 1 kg counterpart. The intricate detail and masterful strike require utmost care and expertise in die preparation which may last over one week for one side alone.
Sammezzano, or the Castle of Sammezzano, is an Italian palazzo in Tuscany notable for its Moorish Revival architectural style. It is located in Leccio, a hamlet of Reggello, in the Province of Florence.
The original palazzo was erected in about 1605 by the Spanish nobleman, Ximenes of Aragon. In the 19th century, Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes inherited the property and, between 1853 and 1889, remodeled it into one of the largest examples of Moorish Revival architecture. Umberto I, king of Italy, visited Ximenes at Sammezzano in 1878.
The palazzo served as a luxury hotel in the post WWII era; then was vacated and closed. A committee called FPXA 1813-2013, abbreviation for Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes d’Aragon, was organized in 2012 to attempt to restore and preserve the palazzo, which has 365 rooms, each with unique, Moorish decoration.
|Quality||Proof Antique finish|
|Weight (g)||2 oz|
|Mintage pcs||Only 999 pcs. worldwide|
|Presentation case (box)||Yes|
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