2 Euro Coin Belgium 2020 “Jan van Eyck Year’ Proof in Cassette

2 Euro Coin Belgium 2020 “Jan van Eyck Year’ Proof in Cassette

2 euro coin belgium 2020 jan van eyck year proof in cassette - Royal Dutch mint

  • Official issue to mark the Jan van Eyck year 2020
  • Including a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Only 5,000 coins will be struck
  • In the highest quality Proof, in luxury case
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The Flemish painter Jan van Eyck (ca. 1390 – 1441)  is without doubt a true innovator. His fine brushstrokes and translucent oil painting techniques led to breathtaking results. The realism, eye for detail and perfection in both composition and colour control astounded many. The high praised court painter to Philip the Good was also one of the firsts to sign his own works, which was unusual at the time.
Although little is known about Van Eyck’s life, his works are well known. Only twenty of his paintings were preserved, but all are masterpieces. The legendary altarpiece “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” is known in almost every part of the world and has been on display in the St Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent for six centuries. Its recent restoration made the piece even more spectacular.
The new 2 euro coin by the Royal Mint of Belgium depicts a detailed display of the painting “Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban”. The painting is found in the National Gallery (London) and is considered by many to be Van Eyck’s self-portrait. A palette with paint brushes, the original signature of the master and his name complete the visual composition.
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Article number 0108830
Metal Cupronickel / Brass
Weight 8,50 g
Diameter 25,75 mm
Quality Proof
Mintage max. 5.000 (waarvan max. 250 in de Prestigeset)
Designer Luc Luycx