50 euro: Expectation

Series: Austria: Klimt and his Women

Image of a coin 50 euro | Austria | Expectation | 2013
Brilliantly reproducing Klimt's trademark swirling decorative designs, the coin's obverse features the Tree of Life, its reverse The Expectation, both mosaics from Klimt's famous Stoclet Frieze on the walls of the Palais Stoclet in Brussels, Commissioned by the wealthy Belgian banking family who owned the Palais, work on the Frieze was actually undertaken by the Wiener Werkstätte, the ground-breaking Viennese modernist workshop of visual artists.