Van Gogh is a world-famous Impressionist painter. To commemorate this outstanding painter, people made a variety of collectible challenge coins.¬†The custom made coins are designed based on Van Gogh’s portraits and popular paintings.

Van Gogh was born in a pastor’s family in the Dutch village of 1853. His early painting style was realistic and influenced by traditional Dutch painting and French realism. In 1886, he came to Paris to meet some impressionist painters. After that, the expansion of his vision made his painting style change dramatically. His paintings began to become simple, bright and intensely colored. His masterpieces include the well-known Star Moonlight Night, the classical Self-Portrait Series, and the most famous Sunflower Series.

Van Gogh-Royal Delft Silver Coins

The Cook Islands issued a silver coin for commemoration. In this painting, Van Gogh is presented to the world in the image of a peasant. The plain dress and bright background show his yearning for rural life. As you can see from the picture, the portrait on the back of the challenge coins was taken from Van Gogh’s self-portrait. The material of the popular coins is sterling silver 999.

Van Gogh-Royal Delft Silver Coins
Van Gogh-Royal Delft Silver Coins

Van Gogh-French Gold Challenge Coins

In the center of the self-portrait of wearing a gray felt hat. This change and dynamic is an innovation of Van Gogh’s new painting style. In 1996, France issued a double-sided gold coin and the portrait on the gold coin was taken from the self-portrait of wearing a gray felt hat. The denomination of this custom coins for sale is 75 euros.

Van Gogh-French Gold Challenge Coins
Van Gogh-French Gold Challenge Coins

Van Gogh-Sunflowers Challenge Coins

Among the more than two thousand paintings by Van Gogh, the series of “Sunflowers” created from 1888 to 1889 are special and pretty. The color of the two paintings is bright. And the twelve sunflowers are like a group of flaming fires under the artist’s unconstrained artistic technique. They are full of flamboyant vitality and carry out the painter’s belief of “live for the sun.” You can also enjoy the two paintings on the two commemorative coins issued in Niue and Cook Islands. The design of these sunflower challenging coins looks so exquisite.

Van Gogh-Sunflowers Challenge Coins
Van Gogh-Sunflowers Challenge Coins

Van Gogh-Starry Night Custom Coins

In June 1889, Van Gogh created the world-renowned “Starry Night” painting. This painting is full of power and imagination. The town’s depiction uses a short, clear straight stroke, while the starry sky uses a curve. In contrast, the village appears calm and peaceful, and the starry sky is like a rapid. The twisted cypress trees and the stirring stars reflect the entanglement, incitement and psychedelic of the artist’s thoughts. Starry night is also a long-lasting theme in national commemorative challenge coins. The related coins have been issued in the Cook Islands, Gabon and Niue. As you can see, the painting is perfectly engraved in the center of the awesome coins, which is very eye-catching.

Van Gogh-Starry Night Custom Coins
Van Gogh-Starry Night Custom Coins

 

Although Van Gogh has passed away, his excellent paintings have been circulated and loved by people all over the world. For art lovers, buying and collecting painting challenge coins is a wise choice because these fashion coins are not only beautiful, easy to carry, but also suitable for long-term collection and preservation.

 

Resources:

  1. https://shop.numiscollect.eu/product/cook-islands-2015-10-dollars-royal-delft-125th-ann-vincent-van-gogh-including-box-proof/
  2. https://shop.numiscollect.eu/product/cook-islands-2010-20-dollars-vincent-van-gogh-sunflowers-masterpieces-of-art-series-proof/
  3. https://shop.numiscollect.eu/product/cook-islands-2015-20-dollars-masterpieces-of-art-van-gogh-starry-night-proof/

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