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FRESCO UNDER THE DOME Florence Cathedral Brunelleschi Vasari 9 Silver Coin Set 1 Kilo Kg 10$ Niue 2014


The amazing coin set "The Fresco Under The Dome", depicts the Last Judgement, mastepiece of Italian artists Brunelleschi and Vasari, in Florence Cathedral. The coin consists of 9 edgeless minted and impressively colored silver coins, which all put together form one coin unit. Shaped as 8 trapezoidal coins plus an octagonal coin with a hole in the middle. Limited to only 500 sets worldwide!

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Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower
The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower is the main church of Florence, Italy. Il Duomo di Firenze, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.

The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting the region of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches, and until development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, whose archbishop is currently Giuseppe Betori.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2014
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)1000 (1 Kg)
  • Diameter (mm)195
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
  • Set (pcs)9

The coin depicts the inside of the dome with the fresco of the Last Judgement, begun by Giorgio Vasari and for the most part completed by Federico Zuccari and collaborators.