20 euro - The Creation of Man
Series: Vatican City - Art and Faith
The Vatican State Mint continues its “Art and Faith” series by dedicating the 20 euro copper coin to Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam. Artist Antonella Napolione reproduces on the coin’s reverse side one of the world’s most celebrated and renowned paintings: The Creation of Adam. This fresco was painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti around 1511 and is part of the vault of the Sistine Chapel. Adam, lying on the ground, turns his gaze toward the Creator by extending his left hand toward Him. God, suspended in a cloud, extends His right hand towards Adam in the act of giving him life.