Lighthouse Lindau

Benin 2012 - 1000 Francs CFA - Lighthouse Lindau - 20g 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 architecture.

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Country Benin
Year 2012
Face Value currency Franc CFA
Face Value number 1000
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 20g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2500
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $139.23
Coin Story

The Lindau Lighthouse is the southernmost lighthouse in Germany, located in Lindau on Lake Constance. It is 33 metres (108 ft) tall and has a perimeter of 24 metres (79 ft) at its base. Notably it has also a clock in its facade. The lighthouse was built from 1853 to 1856 at the western mole in the entrance to the harbour of Lindau and was first lit on 4 October 1856. It succeeded the light station in the Mangturm tower of 1230. During the first years of operation the light was created by an open oil fire. At that time the keeper would steadily have to keep the fire burning in great pans and operate a bell and foghorn. The firing was later converted tokerosene and then gas. Since 1936 the tower is operated electrically and was automated in the early 1990s. The light is lit on demand by ships using radio signals. The light characteristic is one flash every three seconds which is created by two rotating parabolic reflectors.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts Lindau Lighthouse. Lighthouse and the water are coloured, while the rest of the coin is finely engraved into the silver proof coin. In the background you will find a map of the World (incl. the location of the lighthouse), as well as a compass. The perfect gift for nautic enthusiasts!

Obverse Design

The front of the coin depicts the republic of Benin coat of arms. The name of the issuing nation ‘REPUBLIQUE DU BENIN’ appears along the top edge and the face value of ‘1000 Francs CFA’ is indicated in the exergue.


The Lighthouse Lindau coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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