Orthodox Shrines - Faith, Hope, Love and their Mother Sofia (gilded)

Niue Islands 2014 - $2 - Orthodox Shrines - Faith, Hope, Love and their mother Sofia - 1oz LIMITED Gilded Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 3.000!
This gilded silver coin is convex shaped!
$99.45

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver - Gilded
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 27 x 47 mm
Edge Flat
Thickness 2,44 mm
Mintage 3000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $99.45
Coin Story

This convex shaped gilded silver coin is dedicated to the "Orthodox Shrines". The Martyr Saints, Faith, Hope and Love, were born in Italy. Their mother, called the Hagia Sophia, named her daughters after Christian virtues, due to her love for the Lord Jesus Christ. They openly professed their faith in God and were not reachable. Then the emperor ordered savagely torture on the daughters. The young virgins (Faith 12, Hope 10, Love 9 years) remained steadfast. Her mother was forced to watch the suffering of her daughters, who were decapitated. After 3 days, Hagia Sophia gave her soul to the Lord, in the tomb of the daughters, and was buried in the same place. The graves of the martyr saints are located in Alsace, in the church of Esho. Martyrs have been widespread in Russia for a long time. Their names are symbolic; wisdom is the mother of the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Love. The original names of the daughters were Greek: Pistis, Elpis and Agape.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the Hagia Sophia with her daughters Faith, Hope and Love. The characters are designed to match the original icon and offset themselves against the beautifully engraved gilded background. Only their faces and hands are coloured, the rest is completely gilded

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The coin is packaged inside an elegant, dark blue wooden box. It is in a beautiful case, which is doing a great job in staging the remarkable coin. The Certificate of Authenticity is displayed on the inner packaging.

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