This incredible 1 Kg Silver coin is the second release in the Crystal Giant series and features the St. Peters Basilica, the largest church in the world. The coin has an incredible design, features a giant blue Swarovski Crystal insert in shape of a Moravian Star and comes in a luxury exposition case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 199 pcs worldwide! The reverse of the coin represents the beautiful St. Peters Basilica, emphasized by the presence of an incredible blue crystal in the shape of a Moravian star. All around the reverse, the inscriptions: SILVER STAR COIN, 2017 the year of issue and. 999 FINE SILVER the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, COOK ISLANDS the issuing country and 100 DOLLARS the face value. Peter’s Basilica The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter’s Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as holding a unique position in the Christian world and as the greatest of all churches of Christendom. Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, one of Jesus’s Apostles and also the first Pope. Saint Peter’s tomb is supposedly directly below the high altar of the Basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St. Peter’s since the Early Christian period, and there has been a church on this site since the time of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. Construction of the present basilica, which would replace Old St. Peter’s Basilica from the 4th century CE, began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626. The item “ST PETERS BASILICA Star Crystal Giant 1 Kilo Silver Coin 100$ Cook Islands 2017″ is in sale since Friday, October 06, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “powercoin_italy” and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2017
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Cook Islands