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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is part of the “Hologram Collection” series and features the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a damaged Church after the bombing raid in 1943. The coin has a part of the Church recreated with a new Hologram technique, has a Proof quality and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 1.000 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 04/20/2017
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, but mostly just known as Gedächtniskirche) is a Protestant church affiliated with the Evangelical Church in Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Upper Lusatia, a regional body of the Evangelical Church in Germany. It is located in Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz. The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. The present building, which consists of a church with an attached foyer and a separate belfry with an attached chapel, was built between 1959 and 1963. The damaged spire of the old church has been retained and its ground floor has been made into a memorial hall. The Memorial Church today is a famous landmark of western Berlin, and is nicknamed by Berliners “der hohle Zahn”, meaning “the hollow tooth”.
The reverse of the coin presents the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a famous landmark of western Berlin, known for the contrast between the ancient ruins and the modern architectures as a testimony of the horrors of World War II. On the left of the reverse, the inscription: “Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche” – the name of the coin and on top of the reverse, the inscription: “Berlin” – the capital of Germany. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “SOLOMON ISLANDS” – the issue country, “2 DOLLARS” – the face value and “2017” – the year of issue.