Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity + Presentation Case
The Tiffany Art collection is undoubtedly one of the most successful modern coin series in the world.
Castle of Sammezzano Sammezzano, or the Castle of Sammezzano, is an Italian palazzo in Tuscany featuring Moorish Revival architectural style. It is located in Leccio, a hamlet of Reggello, in the Province of Florence. The original palazzo was erected in about 1605 by the Spanish nobleman Ximenes of Aragon. In the 19th century, Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes inherited the property and, between 1853 and 1889, remodeled it into one of the largest examples of Moorish Revival architecture. Umberto I, king of Italy, visited Ximenes at Sammezzano in 1878. The palazzo served as a luxury hotel in the post World War II era; then was vacated and closed. A committee called FPXA 1813-2013, abbreviation for Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes d’Aragon, was organized in 2012 to attempt to restore and preserve the palazzo, which has 365 rooms, each with unique, Moorish decoration.
The reverse of the coin reproduces the wonderfully detailed interior of the incredible Castle of Sammezzano in Italy with a beautiful orange glass insert. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “Tiffany Art” – the name of the series, “Orientalism” – the name of the coin and “2018” – the year of issue.
The obverse of the coin features a second detailed room of the castle with the back view of the glass insert and presents the Coat of Arms of Palau. The obverse also presents the inscriptions: “REPUBLIC OF PALAU” – the issuing country and “10 Dollars” – the face value.