World’s Greatest Artists
Leonardo Da Vinci
|Country:||Republic of Ghana|
|Year of Issue:||2019|
|Face Value:||10 Cedis|
|Features:||High relief, digital printing|
The World’s Greatest Artists collection represents a series of the coins, dedicated to the artists who changed the notion of beauty and harmony. The first coin of the series, produced from 2 oz of silver 999, is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. Adorned with a wonderful reproduction of «Mona Lisa», the coin features a high relief profile of the artist.
Known not only as the artist, but also as inventor, da Vinci left a great heritage of his diaries with sketches, schemes and research in different spheres. One of such inventions, the sfumato technique, was used in «Mona Lisa». With sfumato, the contours of the image are softened by adding a delicate haze.