2013 Cook Islands Ceilings of Heaven Nano Chip embedded Series - Nano Raphael Rooms High Relief Antique Finish Silver Coin
The four Raphael's Rooms (20 frescoes,walls and ceilings), Raphael's masterpiece, are entirely depicted on the Nano Chip embedded in the coin. Onto the size of a finger nail a very high resolution image is engraved with the technology of microelectronics on an ultra-planar Nano Chip, produced in a dust free environment out of high purity quartz in extreme vacuum.
The chip depicts all frescoes (walls and ceilings) of four rooms, Raphael's masterpiece and the perfect embodiment of the classical spirit of the High Renaissance. In Italian: "Stanze di Raffaello", located in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. The most famous fresco "The School of Athens" is also the main motive of the coin, with the two main philosophers: Plato and Aristotle, along with the name of the series "Ceilings of Heaven" and the inscription "Raphael's Rooms 1483-2013" that celebrate the anniversary. When the past joins the future: the 20 frescoes are entirely depicted on the Nano Chip embedded in the coin, realized with a cutting-edge technology able to reproduce all details visible in full with a microscope. The antique finish and the deep relief complete this masterpiece and make this coin unique. The coins are issued as legal tender in Cook Islands. The obverse of each coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.