Fiji 2024 $10 NOTRE-DAME Special Edition Mandala Art 5 Oz High Relief Silver

  • 11th release from the Mandala Art series, also include:

    • 2015 - KALACHAKRA Mandala Art
    • 2016 - CELTIC Mandala Art II
    • 2017 - CHINESE DRAGON Mandala Art III
    • 2018 - MORESQUE Mandala Art IV
    • 2019 - NOTRE DAME Gothic Mandala Art V
    • 2019 - GOTHIC Mandala ArtV
    • 2020 - PERSIAN Mandala Art VI
    • 2021 - TURKISH Mandala Art VII
    • 2022 - ART NOUVEAU Mandala Art VIII
    • 2023 - INDIAN Mandala Art IX
    • 2024 - JEWISH Mandala Art X
    • 2024 - NOTRE-DAME Special edition 5oz

    SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION “10th Anniversary of Mandala Art series”. 

  • MINTAGE ONLY 100 made

  • A new coin from the Art Mint pay tribute to the splendour of the cathedral of Notre Dame, with money from each sale going to the restoration fund following the fire of 15 April. Notre Dame Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, suffered a serious fire on 15 April, that destroyed the spire, much of the roof and some of the interior of the medieval building. Within hours of the fire a global fundraising appeal had been launched, with French president Emmanuel Macron pledging to rebuild the cathedral.

  • The new release from the Art Mint is inspired by a coin designed in 2019 for the famous series MANDALA ART that celebrates the “GOTHIC” design with the Notre Dame northern “rose”.

  • The obverse represents the northern “rose”, stained-glass window reproducing by digital high definition printing the exact colors and design. The face value, the year date 2024 and the Fiji coat of arms are featured on the reverse.

    Gothic art was a style of medieval art that developed in Northern France out of Romanesque art in the 12th century AD, led by the concurrent development of Gothic architecture. It spread to all of Western Europe, and much of Southern and Central Europe, never quite effacing more classical styles in Italy. In the late 14th century, the sophisticated court style of International Gothic developed, which continued to evolve until the late 15th century. In many areas, especially Germany, Late Gothic art continued well into the 16th century, before being subsumed into Renaissance art. Primary media in the Gothic period included sculpture, panel painting, stained glass, fresco and illuminated manuscripts. The easily recognizable shifts in architecture from Romanesque to Gothic, and Gothic to Renaissance styles, are typically used to define the periods in art in all media, although in many ways figurative art developed at a different pace.

    The word “Gothic” for art was initially used as a synonym for “Barbaric”, and was therefore used pejoratively. Its critics saw this type of Medieval art as unrefined and too remote from the aesthetic proportions and shapes of Classical art.

    The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.” It appears in the Rig Veda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in many other civilizations, religions and philosophies. Even though it may be dominated by squares or triangles, a mandala has a concentric structure.

    Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of individual mandalas is usually different and unique to each mandala.

    The mandala pattern is used in many traditions. In the Americas, Indians have created medicine wheels and sand mandalas. The circular Aztec calendar was both a timekeeping device and a religious expression of ancient Aztecs.

    In Asia, the Taoist “yin-yang” symbol represents opposition as well as interdependence. Tibetan mandalas are often highly intricate illustrations of religious significance that are used for meditation. From Buddhist stupas to Muslim mosques and Christian cathedrals, the principle of a structure built around a center is a common theme in architecture. In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

    Representing the universe itself, a mandala is both the microcosm and the macrocosm, and we are all part of its intricate design. The mandala is more than an image seen with our eyes; it is an actual moment in time. It can be can be used as a vehicle to explore art, science, religion and life itself. Carl Jung said that a mandala symbolizes “a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness.” It is “a synthesis of distinctive elements in a unified scheme representing the basic nature of existence.”


    • Specifications:

      Year: 2024
      Face value: 10 Dollars
      Metal: Silver
      Fineness: .999
      Weight(g): 155.5 (5oz)
      Diameter(mm): 65
      Quality: Antique Finish
      Serial: engraved on the edge
      Mintage: 100 pcs
      Certificate: Yes
      Box: Yes

      Special Feature: Colored digital printing :: Rimless coin :: Serial number and text engraved :: Handmade Antique Finish