GUERNICA – PICASSO 2020 10€ silver proof coin
Monnaie de Paris pays tribute to the major masterpieces of French museums or having been painted in France.
Picasso painted Guernica at his home in Paris in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country town in northern Spain, by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy at the request of the Spanish Nationalists. Upon completion, Guernica was exhibited at the Spanish display at the 1937 Paris International Exposition, and then at other venues around the world. The touring exhibition was used to raise funds for Spanish war relief. The painting soon became famous and widely acclaimed, and it helped bring worldwide attention to the Spanish Civil War. (Wikipedia)
The reverse is common to the series, it shows a mix of some French museums views.
The obverse of the coin shows the painting Guernica where it has been painted: Picasso’s workshop located on 7, GrandsAugustins street in Paris, close to Monnaie de Paris. The painting is fully visible. The title of the art work and the name of the painter are visible on the wood beam which supports the roof of the workshop. The stamp « Chefs d’œuvre des musées » has been added on the top left.
Your coin comes in a standard Monnaie de Paris collector’s box with a themed cardboard shipper. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.