2017 Frazetta Monsters: Werewolf vs The Count 1oz Silver
Now, for the first time ever, collectors have the opportunity to own legendary American fantasy artist Frank Frazetta’s most famous pieces of art as pure silver currency!
Frank Frazetta was an American fantasy and science fiction artist, noted for comic books, paperback book covers, paintings, posters, LP record album covers and other media. He was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1999. Born in Brooklyn, New York City, at age eight, he attended the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts, a small art school run by instructor Michel Falanga.
In 1944, at age 16, Frazetta began working in comics artist Bernard Baily’s studio and his first work was inking the eight-page story “Snowman”, penciled by John Giunta, in the one-shot Tally-Ho Comics. Frazetta was soon drawing comic books in many genres, including Westerns, fantasy, mystery, and historical drama. In the early 1950s, he worked for EC Comics, National Comics, Avon Comics, and several other comic book companies.
In 1964, Frazetta’s painting of Beatle Ringo Starr for a Mad magazine ad parody caught the eye of United Artists studios. He was approached to do the movie poster for What’s New Pussycat?, and earned the equivalent of his yearly salary in one afternoon. Frazetta also produced paintings for paperback editions of adventure books. His interpretation of Conan visually redefined the genre of sword and sorcery, and had an enormous influence on succeeding generations of artists. From this point on, Frazetta’s work was in great demand.
After this time, most of Frazetta’s work was commercial in nature, including paintings and illustrations for movie posters, book jackets, and calendars. Primarily, these were in oil, but he also worked with watercolor, ink, and pencil alone. Frazetta’s work in comics during this time were cover paintings and a few comic stories in black and white for the Warren Publishing horror and war magazines Creepy, Eerie, Blazing Combat and Vampirella.
- Metal: 999 Fine Silver
- Finish: Proof with Colouring
- Weight: 1 troy oz
- Mintage: 1,000 each
- Diameter: 38.6mm
- Each comes with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- Year of Issue: 2017
On the reverse Frazetta’s famous work Werewolf vs The Count, a piece of work depicting a battle royale between two icons of the genre – Wolfman and Dracula. Just the two characters and their immediate footing is coloured. The awesome background of a derelict church is cleanly struck, helping to accentuate the foreground battle.
This 1 troy oz silver color commemorative proof .999 fine coin bears the Ghanaian Coat of Arms on the Obverse and is legal tender in the Republic of Ghana.
Frazetta’s original pieces of art, are limited in mintage to only 1,000 pieces each, and individually encased in a gift box. The 1 oz Republic of Ghana “Werewolf vs The Count” Proof Silver Color Coin also includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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