Robert Schumann, one of the most famous and important Romantic composers of the 19th century, was born 200 years ago in Saxony on 8 June 1810. As a young man he studied the piano, but a hand injury ended his hopes of becoming a virtuoso. Instead, Schumann dedicated himself to composition. During different phases of his career, he focussed on keyboard music, song, chamber music, choral music, opera and symphony. Schumann’s genius, however, was cut short by his death in an asylum in 1856.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Schumann Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts a representation of Robert Schumann, a treble clef and music notes. As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design includes the inscription ‘Robert Schumann 1810 – 1856’.
Issued as Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010 year-date on its obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins.
Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is housed in a presentation display case and customised shipper.
Gustav Mahler (Sept 2010) and Franz Liszt (March 2011)