Versailles Hall Of Mirrors

Palau 2013 - $10 - Versailles Hall Of Mirrors - 50g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 999 have been issued by Numiscollect!
This antique and proof silver coin is dedicated to the palace of versailles!
$256.23

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Country Palau
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 10
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 50g
Dimensions 42 x 42 mm
Mintage 999
Quality Antique-Finish
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $256.23
Coin Story

The Hall of Mirrors is the central gallery of the Palace of Versailles and is renowned as being one of the most famous rooms in the world.
As the principal and most remarkable feature of King Louis XIV of France's third building campaign of the Palace of Versailles (1678–1684), construction of the Hall of Mirrors began in 1678. To provide for the Hall of Mirrors as well as the salon de la guerre and the salon de la paix, which connect the grand appartement du roi with the grand appartement de la reine, architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart appropriated three rooms from each apartment as well as the terrace that separated the two apartments (Marie, 1968; 1977l Verlet, 1985a). The principal feature of this famous hall is the seventeen mirror-clad arches that reflect the seventeen arcaded windows that overlook the gardens. Each arch contains twenty-one mirrors with a total complement of 357 used in the decoration of the galerie des glaces (Verlet, 1985a). The arches themselves are fixed between marble pilasters whose capitals depict the symbols of France. These gilded bronze capitals include the fleur-de-lys and the Gallic cockerel or rooster. Many of the other attributes of the Hall of Mirrors were lost to war for financial purposes, such as the silver table pieces and guéridons were melted by order of Louis XIV in 1689 to finance the War of the League of Augsburg, or the Nine Years' War.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. The image is colored, except from the mirrors, which are silver proof. The rest of the coin comes in an antique finish. In the bottom corner you find the inscriptions "Versailles" and "Hall Of Mirrors".

Obverse Design

The obverse features the finely engraved Hall of Mirrors in an antique finish and South Sea's Palau Coat of Arms. A very special obverse!

Packaging

The Versailles Hall Of Mirrors silver coin comes encapsulated with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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