2020 Cameroon 3000Fr Puzzle Art - Lady Godiva 3oz Silver Coin
Legend has it that, in the 11th century, Lady Godiva rode her horse through the streets of Coventry entirely naked! As saucy as that may sound today, the story goes that her nude ride was in protest against a tax on the people, imposed by her own husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia. She must have been quite the woman!
This coin takes that legend, and borrows the artwork from John Collier's 19th century painting of the scene, and pieces it together with high precision minting in the form of a puzzle.
Struck with intricate detail, there appears to be a large number of puzzle pieces on this three ounce, 99.9% pure silver coin. On top of that, the precise colouring used to reflect Collier's masterpiece is unbelievable.
The non-traditional take on a classic painting, and tiny mintage of just 340, makes this coin particularly desirable!