Windows of Heaven - Sacre Coeur in Montmartre

Cook Islands 2014 - $10 - Windows of Heaven - Sacre Coeur in Montmartre - 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.
$291.33

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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 Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the "butte Montmartre", the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1871 Franco-Prussian War and the socialist Paris Commune of 1871 crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ. The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919.

Reverse Design

Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image showing parts of the outside of the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre, Paris, 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 - Sacre Coeur in Montmartre 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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