2 oz Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2023 – 10000 Francs CFA
Van Gogh is arguably one of the most famous impressionist painters, and his works are well-known for their lovely brushstrokes and their sense of color and movement. Van Gogh was a man who struggled with his mental health for almost all of his life, yet he still managed to create works of art that transcend generations. His self-portraits are among the best-known and beloved of his works because they reveal so much about what the artist saw within himself. In a day when photographs were not yet common, Van Gogh’s works depicting himself show us a lot about the painter.
This self-portrait was part of a series of 32 that Van Gogh created over ten years. This particular work was completed in September 1889, and it might be his last self-portrait. He was just about to leave Southern France, and the fact that he had created this image of himself indicates that he was once again without a model for his works. He often created self-portraits when he was not working on other pieces.
This finely-detailed bust design is made to remind collectors of a sculpture but it offers superior attention to detail and quality of the shaped high-relief minting process. This piece is crafted with 2 oz of 999 pure Silver and die-cut with fine precision to deliver its engraved details in a super-high relief, before being topped off with antiqued silver finishing. This is a limited edition of 303 pieces only – a nod to Van Gogh being born on the 30th of March. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.