Creation, Issue 122

Item Number: 48322
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 4 inch (102mm) Round
Material: Copper Antique
Price: $155.00
This product is proudly minted in the United States of America

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Creation, Issue 122

“Creation,” is a striking creation in antique copper by famed sculptor Marcel Jovine. Inspired by the Michelangelo painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, this medal adds a certain tension and creative force to that iconic image of God giving life to Man. Against a stark background of creative matter, the image of God and Man stand out alone, the Man—now created from dust—being infused with life by the finger of God. The reverse of this impressive medal represents completed creation, the lower forms of life showing on the outer circumference, higher forms gradually ascending through a chambered nautilus to arrive at Man in the center, the highest and most noble of God’s creation.

This beautiful medal is struck in limited quantities by Medallic Art Company. All medals in the series of the Society of Medalists have been struck by Medallic Art Company, America’s oldest and largest private mint.

Marcel Jovine was one of America’s most noted industrial and fashion designers, a medallist, and a sculptor of figures and thoroughbred horses.  He is responsible for the design of nearly 200 medals and commemorative coins, and sculptures of thoroughbred racehorses like 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed. During his lifetime Marcel received many honors and awards, among them the J. Sanford Saltus Medal for Medallic Art from the American Numismatic Society, and the Medal of Honor from the National Sculpture Society.