Limited Edition Set of 12 Silver-plated Commemorative Coins with Minerals

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Lot 4385
Limited Edition Set of 12 Silver-plated Commemorative Coins with Minerals

US$ 2,500 - 3,500
£ 2,000 - 2,800
Limited Edition Set of 12 Silver-plated Commemorative Coins with Minerals
Designed by Alex Shagin
Poland

Obtained directly from the designer/patent holder, this commemorative set of coins is one of only 500 which were minted. Designed by the famous medallic sculptor, Alex Shagin, this series was offered on national TV in Poland, as well as having been presented to the President of Poland. There is a set which is housed in the National Museum of Poland. Each inscribed "Skarby Polsky", the twelve silver-plated coins, measuring 50mm in diameter, are engraved with the name of a different mineral native to Poland including: topaz, amber, coal, silver, gold, meteorite, ruby, etc., and house small natural samples of each in an inset window. The feature of having an inset window in a coin with moving crystals inside is a patented technology. (12)

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  • Offered in a fitted wooden presentation box.

    Alex Shagin
    Born near St. Petersburg in 1947, Shagin graduated from the Vera Mukhina School of Arts and Design in 1972. He designed commemorative coins and medallions for the St. Petersburg Mint including subjects of Peter the Great, Michelangelo, The Apollo-Soyuz and the Moscow Olympics. After emigrating to the United States in 1980, he has worked as a freelance medallic artist in Southern California. His works are featured in museums and private collections around the world including the Hermitage, the Smithsonian, the Armand Hammer Museum and the British Museum.
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Limited Edition Set of 12 Silver-plated Commemorative Coins with Minerals
Limited Edition Set of 12 Silver-plated Commemorative Coins with Minerals
Limited Edition Set of 12 Silver-plated Commemorative Coins with Minerals
Limited Edition Set of 12 Silver-plated Commemorative Coins with Minerals
Limited Edition Set of 12 Silver-plated Commemorative Coins with Minerals
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