Palau 2011 5 Dollars Carmen Silver Coin

Carmen is a French opera comique by Georges Bizet. The libretto is by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, based on the novella of the same title by Prosper Marimne, first published in 1845, itself possibly influenced by the narrative poem The Gypsies (1824) by Alexander Pushkin. Marimne had read the poem in Russian by 1840 and translated it into French in 1852. The story is set in Seville, Spain, around 1820, and concerns the eponymous Carmen, a beautiful Gypsy with a fiery temper. Free with her love, she woos the corporal Don Jose, an inexperienced soldier. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads him to murder Carmen.

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  • First coin series about operas
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Article IDPW1108
Face Value5 Dollars
Weight20 g
Diameter41x31 mm
Mintage1000 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesColoured

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