Windows of Heaven - Sanctuary of Lourdes

Cook Islands 2013 - $10 - Windows of Heaven - Sanctuary of Lourdes - 50g LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 2.000 of these coins were issued by Allcollect!
These special coins with a stained-glass window are dedicated to the Windows of Heaven.
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Country Cook Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 10
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 50g
Diameter 50 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 2000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $291.33
Coin Story

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes or the Domain is an area of ground surrounding the Catholic shrine (Grotto) to Our Lady of Lourdes in the town of Lourdes, France. The Sanctuary is a destination for pilgrimage; sick pilgrims are reputed to be miraculously healed by Lourdes water. This ground is owned and administrated by the Roman Catholic Church, and has several functions, including devotional activities, offices, and accommodation for sick pilgrims and their helpers. The Domain includes the Grotto itself, the nearby taps which dispense the Lourdes water, and the offices of the Lourdes Medical Bureau, as well as several churches and basilicas. It comprises an area of 51 hectares, and includes 22 separate places of worship.There are six official languages of the Sanctuary: French, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and German.Grottos intended as replicas of the one at Our Lady of Lourdes, and other grottos in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes, are often described as "Lourdes Grottos".

Reverse Design

Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image showing parts of the outside of the Sanctuary of Lourdes, with a plan of the layout of the church on the side. In the middle is a section, taken from outside of the cathedral, showing a beautifully designed stained-glass window. The name of the series, the city featured and the year of issue are all inscribed on this side.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the stained-glass showing the image (on the window) in reverse. On this side, together with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, you will find the country of issue and the face value.

Packaging

The Windows of Heaven - Sanctuary of Lourdes, is struck from sterling silver and encapsulated, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. It comes with a presentation case, which is doing a great job in staging this special coin.

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