Spain: New silver proof and color coins as a greeting to the world-famous artist Salvador Dali. published

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The Fabrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre FNMT – Real Casa de la Moneda has launched (November 1st) new collector coins in honor of one of the country’s most famous artists of the 20th century. Salvador Dali (1904–1989) was internationally known for both his surrealist painting style and his characteristic mustache. Dali cultivated his unique look, which included a flawlessly waxed mustache that he shaped into two thin, upward curves that became his trademark. In terms of his approach to art, Dalí found much inspiration from a young age in the surrounding Catalan environment of his childhood, and many of his landscapes became recurring subjects in his later key paintings. Dali’s early creative motives were that he was the art of the 20th. The outbreak of World War II found Salvador Dali and his wife in France. After the German invasion, they were only able to flee because the famous Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes had issued them with visas. They crossed Portugal and then sailed from Lisbon to New York in August 1940, where the couple lived for eight years.

In 1982, King Juan Carlos awarded the title of Marqués de Dalí de Púbol, which also included the city where Dali lived at the time, in recognition of his contribution to the art world. Originally hereditary, it was converted to life in 1983 as Dali had no children. He died of heart failure on January 23, 1989 at the age of 84 and was buried in the crypt under the stage of his theater-museum in Figueres. Two major museums are dedicated to Dalí’s work, including the Dalí Theater Museum in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, and the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

The coins replicate in vivid colors one of Dali’s paintings titled Galatea of ​​the Spheres, created in 1952 and currently part of the Teatro-Museo Dalí in Figueres. The pattern depicting Gala Dalí, the artist’s wife and muse, consists of elements of a larger picture composed of a series of spheres arranged in a continuous array. The face value of the coins from 10 EURO placed on the right and the mintmark of the Real Casa, a crowned one m, is displayed directly below the value. The primary design is surrounded by an ant border. For Dali, ants were a symbol of mortality, decay and impermanence and were a component that he used repeatedly in his works of art. The front shows a picture by the artist based on a photograph by the photographer Melitó Casals. In the background is a pattern on the field of one of Dali’s better known works called The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory. His later interpretation was painted in 1954 and is part of the Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida. A facsimile of his signature is to the right of his portrait and text ESPANA 2021 can be seen directly under his signature. The primary pattern is also surrounded by a border in the form of ants in procession.

Face value


weight diameter quality

Maximum circulation

10 Euro

.925 silver

27 g 40 mm Proof with applied paint


Each silver proof and color coin is encapsulated and presented in a custom made case, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. You can find more information about this coin and other coins from the Real Casa de la Moneda on their website.

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