Russian Icon - Virgin of Kazan

Cook Islands 2009 - 5$ - Russian Icon - Virgin of Kazan - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 2.500 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to Shrines and Icons.
$174.33

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2009
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 22,2g
Dimensions 30 x 38 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $174.33
Coin Story

"Our Lady of Kazan",also called "Theotokos of Kazan", was a holy icon of the highest stature within the Russian Orthodox Church, representing the Virgin Mary as the protector and patroness of the city of Kazan. It was considered a palladium of Russia for centuries, until its theft and likely destruction in 1904. Two major Kazan Cathedrals, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, are consecrated to Our Lady of Kazan, as are numerous churches throughout the land. Her feast days are July 21 and November 4 (which is also the Day of National Unity). Ancient and venerated copies have been displayed at the Kazan Cathedral of Moscow, at Yaroslavl, and at St. Petersburg. Copies of the image are also venerated in the Catholic Church.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures the Icon of the "Virgin of Kazan". The faces are coloured, while the rest of the famous icon is engraved into the silver background.

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the denomination of the coin.

Packaging

The Russian Icon - Virgin of Kazan coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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