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Celebrating the 500th year anniversary of the Vitruvian Man, a masterpiece by Leonardo Da Vinci. The work of Leonardo is featured in this 1 Oz Silver Coin along a theme blister pack.


Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (14/15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) more commonly known as Leonardo Da Vinci is a renaissance genius known for his artwork like The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper and The Vitruvian Man. His brilliance endures 500 years after his death with museums across Europe holding exhibitions displaying his work. Tourists, citizens and journalists flocking to these places celebrating and preparing articles on famed platforms such as BBC, CNN, National Geographic and more.

I do not have extensive knowledge on Art but me too, have heard of Leonardo especially when “The Da Vinci Code” Movie by Dan Brown was released years ago. The Vitruvian Man is a cultural icon. It is widely publicized in media and even reproduced on the Euro Coin. Let’s talk more about the man with four hand and four legs.


Measuring 38.61 mm in diameter, the coin features the wonderful image of the Vitruvian Man. A man is depicted in two superimposed positions with his arms and legs apart and inscribed in a circle and square. The design is based on the correlations of ideal human body proportions with geometry, blending mathematics and art into a masterpiece. Leonardo’s birth and death year is also inked on the coin in remembrance of him.

Some might thought that the machinery beside the Vitruvian Man is just to complement the art. Little did they know that Leonardo is actually an all around genius whose work in science and engineering is considered innovative. His inventions, the aerial screw and flying machine  were early attempt to build the helicopter. The machineries surrounding the coin are his invention that has led to advancement in flight technology and warfighting.

The coin comes alongside a blister pack that replicates the size of a credit card. The color of the blister pack is ancient brown, the same color you find in historical books. The portrait of Leonard and the the word “500 YEARS AFTER DA VINCI” together with his birth year is shown on the reverse of the blister pack.

On the reverse, snips of the Vitruvian Man is displayed together with the coin specifications.

“ART IS NEVER FINISHED, ONLY ABANDONED” by Leonardo Da Vinci. A quote that has a deep artistic meaning to it. This is truly a coin for the art fanatics. The coin will be a great collection as long as the legacy of Leonardo Da Vinci.


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