Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2 oz 999 Fine Silver Coin – Republique du Tchad 2023 – 10000 Francs CFA
Known for creating pieces full of melodic beauty and formal elegance, other composers and artists revered the works of Mozart for their richness and their harmonic texture. Mozart was a child phenom and quickly rose to fame in Europe. His parents toured Europe, using Mozart and his equally talented brother as a means to generate funds and connections. This slightly unhappy experience did not make the family wealthy, but it did make Mozart well-known. The composer sadly died young at 35, but he was already one of the most famous composers of his day upon his untimely death.
This portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is posthumous, but it is considered one of the finest examples of his likeness. This work was created by Barbara Kraft in 1819, which was long after the musician and composer had died. Pictures of the composer were sent to Kraft, who created her famous work based on these images. Relatives stated that this image was a very good likeness of the composer, and there is a similar image that was painted 40 years before that does appear to be quite similar. Mozart deserves no less than a true-to-life rendering as he was and is such an influential and famous composer both in his own day and today. The Obverse features the musical composition of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331.
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 331 pieces only – a nod to Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 which is featured on the obverse. Each piece is packaged and delivered with a Certificate verifying its edition number and authenticity.
Weight & Material
2 oz 999 Ag
Antiqued High Relief
30 x 50mm
Republique du Tchad
Year of Issue
10000 Francs CFA