In 1842 ‘Lisztomania’ swept across Europe. Women fought over his silk handkerchiefs and men wept openly at his piano concerts. He was praised for his brilliance, strength and precision; his concerts were likened to ecstatic experiences. Franz Liszt is considered perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. He was also an important composer, teacher and inventor of the symphonic poem. As Liszt grew older he became increasingly plagued by feelings of desolation and despair; “I carry a deep sadness of the heart which must now break out into sound”.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver.
Liszt Reverse Design
Incorporating The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the reverse of the coin shows a lifelike representation of Franz Liszt, a treble clef and musical notes.
Tuvalu 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 2011 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.