• Modern 20th Century 'Dangerous Sport' Gold Proof
  • Modern 20th Century 'Dangerous Sport' Gold Proof

Modern 20th Century 'Dangerous Sport' Gold Proof

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A gold coin celebrating the art of Antonio Sciortino, issued under the Europa Programme with the theme ‘Modern 20th Century’ and bears the Europa Star logo. The coins were designed and engraved by Noel Galea Bason, and were minted at the Royal Dutch Mint. The reverse of the coins carries a representation of Antonio Sciortino’s sculpture ‘Dangerous Sport’ which the artist produced in 1937. Sciortino is arguably Malta’s most internationally acclaimed artist. He spent most of his working life in Rome where he produced a large number of works including ‘Dangerous Sport’. Sciortino’s concern with capturing movement is evident in this artwork, which heralded the style so symbolic of the artist’s distinctly futurist oeuvre. The obverse of the coin features the new face of the Europa Programme coins which incorporates the coat of arms of Malta. Diameter 21.00mm; Gross weight 6.50gr; Alloy 0.916 Gold Minting limit 1,000 Actual sizes of coins may vary from pictures

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