|Country: Andorra||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2012||Weight: 1000 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 100 diners||Dimensions: 112 x 75||Coin Accent: Coloring, Unusual Shape|
|ID: AD0029||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 500 pcs|
500 years ago, Pope Julius II ordered the Raphael painting for the church altar of the St. Sixtus monastery in Piacenza (Italy). This painting became an immortal symbol of the Renaissance. The Principality of Andorra decided to celebrate this event by issuing extremely extraordinary 1 kilo silver coin masterpiece together with the first stamp issued jointly by Germany and the State of the Vatican.
The obverse of this fascinating 1 kilo silver coin bears the coat of arms of the Principality of Andorra, name of the issuing country, coin denomination and year of issue. An elegant floral design decorates the lower part of the Andorra silver coin obverse.
The reverse design of this wonderful silver coin is decorated with miniature colour reproduction of Raphael painting “La Madonna di San Sisto”, which depicts the Madonna and Child accompanied by the Pope Julius II, St. Barbara and the two adorable angels at the bottom. At the top of the reverse is the inscription indicating the name of the great artist. The original of “Sistine Madonna” is currently represented in the Gallery of Old Masters in Dresden. Five centuries the secret power of mother carrying her child to people excites the hearts and eyes of the human beings. Raphael’s “Sistine Madonna” reveals a new important quality - the higher spiritual contact with the audience. Perhaps this is the deepest and most perfect embodiment of the motherhood theme among the Renaissance paintings. However only 500 people in the world, by purchasing this unique set, consisting of kilo silver coin and a unique stamp, will be able to put this coin masterpiece on the place of honour in his or her living room.