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ST MARK CAMPANILE SOS Venice Gold Coin 50$ Niue 2016


This beautiful pure Gold coin colored with digital printing technology and Proof quality is the third in the new series “SOS Venice” and features the famous painting by Francesco Guardi. St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy and it is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. Limited mintage to only 40 pieces worldwide!

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St Mark's Campanile
The bell tower of the St. Mark's Basilica is one of Venice's most recognizable landmarks. The current tower is an early twentieth century reconstruction of the original tower which collapsed in 1902. The first tower standing at the site of the campanile was built in the seventh century, possibly as a lighthouse. The first clock tower dates from around the year 900. Throughout the centuries, it was rebuilt a number of times, finally reaching its current look around 1513, after a restoration following a damaging earthquake. Campanile di San Marco stands 98.6 meters (324 feet) tall and is located near the front of the basilica. Most of the building is simply a plain bricked structure, topped by an arched belfry that houses five bells. Atop the belfry is another brick section decorated with walking lions (in honor of St. Mark) and the Goddess of Justice, representing Venice. On top of the bell tower is a pyramidal spire with a golden weather vane of top, which is in the form of the angel Gabriel.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value50 Dollars
  • MetalGold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)10
  • Diameter (mm)21
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)40
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts the famous painting by Francesco Guardi with a panoramic view over the St Mark’s Campanile. The campanile is decorated with intricate bas-reliefs, one of them was meticulously etched into the coin’s reverse. Along the painting’s frame, vertically, the inscription: “CAMPANILE” and horizontally – stylized inscription of the painter: “Guardi”.  The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around, the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II”, “NIUE ISLAND” (the issue country), “50 DOLLARS” (the face value) and 2016 (year of issue).