Windows of Heaven - Chartres Cathedral

Cook Islands 2013 - $10 - Windows of Heaven - Chartres Cathedral - 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 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 10
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 50g
Diameter 50 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 2000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $291.33
Coin Story

Fabulous issue in the famous 'Windows of Heaven' series featuring full-color stained glass inserts from famous churches and cathedrals around the world. This release features the French medieval Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
Chartres Cathedral, also known as Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Chartres, is a medieval Catholic cathedral of the Latin Church located in Chartres, France, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Paris. It is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current cathedral, mostly constructed between 1194 and 1250, is the last of at least five which have occupied the site since the town became a bishopric in the 4th century.

Reverse Design

Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image showing the outside of the Cathedral Notre Dame of Chartres, with a plan of the layout of the church below. To the left is shown 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

On the obverse the stained-glass can be seen showing the image 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 - Chartres Cathedral 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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