Windows of Heaven - Metropolitan Cathedral Buenos Aires

Cook Islands 2014 - $10 - Windows of Heaven - Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires - 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 2014
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 Cathedral of Buenos Aires was rebuilt several times since its humble origins in the 16th century. The present building is a mix of architectural styles, with an 18th-century nave and dome and a severe, 19th-century neoclassical façade without towers. The interior keeps precious 18th-century statues and altarpieces, as well as abundant Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Baroque decoration. It had been the home church of Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio before he became the world's first Latin American pontiff in March. The Window shows Saint Martin who is best known for his using his sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter.

Reverse Design

Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image showing parts of the inside of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, with a plan of the layout of the church on the side. In the middle is a section, taken from within 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 - Metropolitan Cathedral Buenos Aires, 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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