National Geographic : 1973 Feb
towering genius will now be captured in a magnifi cent series of limited edition fine art medals minted in solid sterling silver-medals that will endure long after the centuries-old paint and canvas have cracked. Medallic art in the great tradition Fifty masterpieces have been chosen for this distinguished medallic series by a board of inter nationally renowned Rembrandt scholars headed by Dr. Peter Van Thiel of the Rijksmuseum-the National Museum of The Netherlands. These important medals are being minted by The Franklin Mint, the world's foremost private mint and inheritor of the tradition of fine medallic art that was familiar to Rembrandt himself. To capture the scope of the chosen works in the finest possible detail, the medals will be exception ally large. Each will measure two inches in diameter and will contain 1ooo grains of solid sterling silver. Advance subscribers will receive one meticulously crafted medal each month for 50 months, beginning in March 1973. The cost will be $17 for each medal. Strictly limited edition Now, for a very short time, you have the oppor tunity to acquire one of the most magnificent fine art series ever minted. There has been only one pre vious edition in the United States, and that was available only to established Franklin Mint col lectors in a private offering. Subscription rolls for this public offering will close February 28, 1973. When this edition is complete, the dies will be destroyed and the series will never be offered again in this country. Its rarity will thus be assured forever. Sumptuous collector's cabinet To protect and display the collection, a hand finished mahogany cabinet will be provided at no additional charge. This magnificent cabinet will con- tain velvet-lined drawers to hold all 50 medals and will be personalized with a solid brass nameplate bearing the collector's name. Art of enduring value There are few joys to rival the possession of enduring art. The owner lives with beauty and has the satisfaction of knowing that the value of fine art is timeless, no matter how other values may change. Thus, for many a collector, there could be no worthier goal than to possess this heirloom collec tion of fine art medals honoring one of the greatest artists of all time-a collection that combines great art, great rarity and the intrinsic value of solid sterling silver. To take advantage of this unique opportunity, mail the Advance Subscription Application below by February 28. All applications postmarked after that date must be regretfully declined and will be returned. The Genius of Rembrandt ADVANCE SUBSCRIPTION APPLICATION The Franklin Mint Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 19063 Please enter my subscription for a complete set of The Genius of Rembrandt. The set will consist of fifty 2" sterling silver medals, to be issued at the rate of one medal per month. I enclose $17.00* for the first medal, and agree to pay for each subsequent medal upon being invoiced in advance on a monthly basis. *Plus state sales tax if applicable Mr. Mrs. Miss PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY Address City State, Zip Signature 31-50 Valid only if postmarked by February28,1973. Limit: One series per subscriber. THE FRANKLIN MINT IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRIVATE MINT. IT IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE U.S . MINT OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCY.