There’s exciting news in Georgian numismatics – for the first time, a foreign coin with Georgian theme ‘Medea and the Golden Fleece’ has been minted with a 2oz sample.
The author of this work is a Georgian: experienced professional artist Kakha Topchishvili.
At present, graphic designer Iva Janezashvili is claiming authorship.
A project of this scale has not yet been implemented in the history of numismatics when a Georgian-themed coin is minted in a foreign country and/or a Georgian designer is the creator of the project implemented abroad.
The characteristics of the coin, the purchase of which will be available in August, are as follows:
Face value: 2 Dollars
Composition: Ag 999
Weight: 62.2 grams (2 oz)
Diameter: 50 mm
Quality: Antique finish (High relief)
Year of production: 2021
Quantity: 500 pieces
Mint: Lithuanian Mint
“I would like to gladly present my first international numismatic project with a Georgian theme, ‘Medea and the Golden Fleece,'” Janezashvili wrote on his Facebook page.
“This year, as a result of winning the relevant tender, I became a graphic designer of the numismatic product of the Lithuanian State Mint, where I work on projects by personal order, in the form of cooperation. Coins are created directly by my authorship, guidance and technical performance, and I allow my friend Georgian artists to take part in creating these products with me.”
It is known to this author that Kakhaber Topchishvili, Director of the Ana Peradze Art Academy in Gori, and a renowned artist going by the name of “Gorely,” designed the coin, while graphic designer Iva Janezashvili finalized it for minting.
The coin is made in an antique style, with deep relief, the colored parts are gilded, and the back side of the coin is decorated with 5 pieces of green Swarovski crystals of different sizes. The coin will go on sale in August and its purchase will be available on the official website of the Lithuanian Mint.