|Country: Fiji||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2013||Weight: 50 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 10 dollars (x2)||Dimensions: 30x38||Coin Accent: Coloring, Gilding, Unusual Shape|
|ID: FJ0049||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 1503 pcs|
Beautifully designed, these silver gold-plated coins by the Republic of Fiji are a magnificent tribute to the Mona Lisa, probably the most well-known piece artwork in the world, and its renowned copy. Struck in .999 pure silver in proof quality, the coins have been issued with the worldwide mintage symbolically limited to 1503 pieces.
The Coat of Arms of Fiji is traditionally represented on the obverse of each coin. There are also the following inscriptions: the face value of the coin and the metal fineness, its issuing country and year.
The incredibly beautiful reverses of the Mona Lisa coins are embellished with precious stone inlays: Sapphire and Ruby. The first coin replicates the original Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci between 1504 and 1519 and now displayed in the Louvre, while the second one features the restored copy found in the vaults of a Spanish museum. Looking younger and more ravishing than the original, the Mona Lisa sibling is believed to be a work by one of Leonardo da Vinci's apprentices created alongside the master himself as he did the original. The special thing about the woman on both paintings is her enigmatic smile and gaze that has most intrigued her many admirers. It’s amazing how the facial expression seems to change depending on how it is viewed. The Mona Lisa coins come housed in a luxurious box making it an exquisite collector’s item.