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Johann Sebastian Bach

1 oz 999 Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2023 – 5000 Francs CFA

Uniquely-shaped pieces always bring more style with them and this piece of art that is created in the shape of the musical note “b” is the perfect way to display the image of Johann Sebastian Bach. Arguably one of the most famous German composers, Bach was a Baroque composer who is famous for Mass in B minor, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, and more. Western performers of classical music are particularly drawn to works by Bach because of their counterpoint, harmonic, and motivic organization. Bach’s works are seen as being related directly to the worship of God as well as the enjoyment of music. The four-part harmony that Bach’s pieces often include is highly memorable and it is one of the things that his works are best known for.

One of the first composers to hide messages in his work was Bach himself, where he had his letters in the family surname spelled out a musical phrase, B-A-C-H, now known as the BACH Motif. Bach, who had a penchant for including symbolism in his music, famously used this as the start of the last subject in the final, unfinished movement of his crowning work for organ, The Art of Fugue. For a lifelong composer, performer, and music teacher — who had written over 1,000 musical compositions — to include this in one of his final works can be considered something of a musical signing-off.

A new minting technique called “Bi-Metal Max” was applied to give this piece its remarkable weight and size in a dimension of 42x120mm. This is made possible by combining 5.6 oz of copper as a base with a top layer of 1 oz of 999 fine Silver and it is shaped to finish of the highest precision. This is a limited edition of 688 pieces only. The artistic display of this piece shows Bach as his work and captures the essence of what the artist is best known for. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.