Saints of the Cities - Ksenia of St. Petersburg

Niue Islands 2012 - $1 - Saints of the Cities - Ksenia of St. Petersburg - 28.28g LIMITED Silver Coin

7.000 of these coins have been issued by the International Coin House!
This silver coin is dedicated to Saints of Cities.
$104.13

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 28,28g
Dimensions 28 x 40 mm
Mintage 7000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $104.13
Coin Story

Saint Blessed Ksenia of Petersburg is a patron saint of St. Petersburg.
She was born in Petersburg about 1731 and died there about 1803. She was married to Colonel Andrey Fyodorovich Petrov, a chanter at the Saint Andrew Cathedral. After his death, she gave all her possessions to the poor. Ksenia became a "fool-for-Christ" and for 45 years wandered around the streets of St. Petersburg, usually wearing her late husband's military uniform. Her grave is in the Smolensky Cemetery of St. Petersburg. She was canonised by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1988. This coin starts a new program "Saints of the cities".

Reverse Design

The reverse features the image of the Saint Ksenia on the background of a chapel built in 1902 over her grave in the Smolensk Cemetery in St. Petersburg.
Inscription: "Saint Ksenia of Petersburg" in Russian language and the hallmark "Ag 925".

Obverse Design

The obverse features the standard effigy of Elizabeth II, inscriptions: "Elizabeth II", "Niue", as well as "2012"and "One dollar".

Packaging

The Saints of the Cities - Ksenia of St. Petersburg coin comes encapsuled with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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