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50th anniversary of the Slovak National Gallery

200 Sk commemorative silver coin

Banknotes and coins, 50th anniversary of the Slovak National Gallery
Banknotes and coins, 50th anniversary of the Slovak National Gallery

The Slovak National Gallery (SNG) was established in 1948 as the highest state art historical, collecting and cultural-educational institution. It directed its activities towards acquisition, research, preservation, restoration and presentation of the cultural heritage in all disciplines of the creative arts. At first, acquisition activity was oriented especially towards painting, sculpture, drawing and graphic arts, but later it was extended to artefacts of applied and naive art, as well as the areas of scenography, artistic photography, architecture and a collection of inter-media tendencies.

The SNG publishes a large amount of literature about art. It has the largest library of publications about art in Slovakia, an archive of creative arts and a central catalogue. It is situated in the Late Baroque building by the River Danube in Bratislava.

  • Coin description

    The obverse of the coin shows a panel painting “Madonna and Child from Poprad” by a Levoča painter from the collection of Gothic art of the SNG, the name of the state SLOVENSKÁ REPUBLIKA and the coat of arms.

    The reverse of the coin shows a Baroque picture “Daughters of King Lykomedes” from classical mythology, by the Italian painters Ciovanni Coli and Filippo Gherardi, from the collection of European art of the SNG, the text “SLOVENSKÁ NÁRODNÁ GALÉRIA” (Slovak National Gallery), and dates indicating the year of foundation and the year of the fiftieth anniversary of the SNG: 1948 – 1998.

  • Coin details
    Designer:Milan Virčík
    Material:Ag 750, Cu 250
    Weight:20 g
    Diameter:34 mm
    Edge:inscription: “GOTIKA A BAROK V ZBIERKACH SNG”
    (Gothic and Baroque in the collections of the SNG)
    Producer:Kremnica Mint (Slovak Republic)
    Issuing volume:16,600
    of which 1,600 in proof quality
    Demonetized:700 in brilliant uncirculated quality (2006)