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SAINT JOHN OF KRONSTADT Saints Of The Cities Russian Orthodox Church Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2012


The coin is dedicated to Saint John of Kronstadt, a Russian Orthodox Christian presbyter and a member of the synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was one of the most internationally famous and beloved Orthodox Christian leaders of his time.

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Saint John of Kronstadt
John of Kronstadt (truly Iwan Iljicz Siergijew) born on 19th of October 1829 in Sura was an archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was born as Ivan Ilyich Sergiyev. From 1855 he worked as a priest in Saint Andrew's Cathedral in Kronstadt, the naval base on the outskirts of St Petersburg. Here he committed himself to charity, especially to those who were remote from the Church, and travelled extensively throughout the Russian empire. In the early 1890s Father John became well known, and people from all over Russia came to him every day in thousands. He died on 20 December 1908 in Kronstadt. He was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in 1964, and by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1990.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2012
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)28.28
  • Size (mm)28 x 40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)7.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No
The coin’s reverse features a painted portrait of John of Kronstadt, on the background engraved image of Saint Andrew's Cathedral in Kronstadt, where Saint John served in 1855-1908. Inscriptions: "John of Kronstadt" (in Russian) and the hallmark "Ag 925". The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue Island, along with the year of issue (2012) and the denomination of $1.