Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch Baroque painter who specialized in exquisite, domestic interior scenes of ordinary life. Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, using bright colours, sometimes expensive pigments, with a preference for cornflower blue and yellow. He is particularly renowned for his masterly treatment and use of light in his work. What strikes in most of his paintings is a certain love, which easily could be called a love sickness, for the people and the objects in his paintings. This beautiul coin is the first of the series “Old Masters of Europe” and is dedicated to his masterpiece, featured by a real pearl inlaind. The reverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II profile.