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MATRONA OF MOSCOW Saints Of The Cities Russian Orthodox Church Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2012


The coin is dedicated to Matrona of Moscow, is a renowned saint whom the Russian Orthodox Church claims had the gift of spiritual vision and the gift of healing from early childhood. It belogs to 'Saints of the Cities' series.

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Matrona of Moscow
Matrona of Moscow, Holy of the Russian Orthodox Church, was born to Dmitry and Natalia Nikonov in the village of Sebino in Tula Province in 1881. According to the legend, the parents initially wanted to leave the blind daughter in a shelter, but the mother changed her mind after she had a strange dream: a white bird of great beauty, but blind, sat on her chest. Natalia Nikonov decided that the dream was prophetic. Since she was 8 years old Matrona treated patients and predicted the future. About 1925 Matrona moved to Moscow. Among other things, she predicted his own death. She died May 2, 1952. She was buried at the Danilov cemetery in Moscow, her tomb became a place of informal pilgrimages. In 1998 she was exhumed, the remains were taken to the Danilov Monastery in Moscow, then moved to the temple in the Pokrovsky monastery and placed in a special tomb. In 1999 she was canonized as a local saint of Moscow, in October 2004 she was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church. This is the third coin from the series "Saints of the cities".

  • 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 Matrona of Moscow, on the background: on the left engraved image of the Church of the Holy Virgin of Pokrovsky monastery, bell tower on the right. Inscriptions: "Saint Blessed Matrona of Moscow" (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.