A maximum mintage of 30,000 coins were issued under this design in Proof quality.
Few painters have succeeded in portraying the female form with such aplomb as Gustav Klimt. A case in point is “The Expectation”, which features a lady waiting in all her finery.
Posted on 18.02.2016:
A 50 Euro Gold Coin on Medicine, (2015):
Painted in 1908-09, “The Kiss” is on permanent display at the Belvedere Palace and Museum in Vienna. It is one of the world’s most iconic paintings, open to many interpretations of love, happiness and hope, yet it is Klimt’s 1902 portrait of Emilie Floge which many experts often consider to be his best portrait of a woman, which forms the centre piece of this coin’s Obverse.
On the Obverse of the 50 Euro Gold Coin is depicted Gustav Klimt in one of his many favourite painting smocks towards the right. The head and shoulder portrait of Emilie Floge is featured in the square frame. Also mentioned on this face is the name of the country of issue “REPUBLIK OSTERREICH” (meaning “Republic of Austria”) and the denomination of the coin “50 EURO” and the year of issue “2016”.
On the Reverse of the 50 Euro Gold Coin is depicted a close-up of the painting titled “The Kiss” along with the letter “T” thus completing the set of five coins which commencing from the letter “K” and continuing with the letters “L”, “I”, “M” and now “T” on coins issued since 2012, spell out his name “KLIMT”.