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TEMPLE OF HEAVEN Beijing 4 Layer Proof Gold Coin 100$ Cook Islands 2015


Amazing coin featuring one of the most magnificient ceiling of the world in the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. This huge 45 mm pure 999 Gold Reverse Proof coin introduces the brand new "4-layer" minting technique that achieves a deep of up to 5 mm! Mintage strictly limited to only 49 pieces worldwide and consists of four different depths creating a three dimensional effect!

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Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven is a 1200 m long temple complex in Beijing. It is surrounded by big walls. The two most important buildings are the Imperial Vault of Heaven in the southern and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests in the northern part of the grounds. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests was constucted by Emperor Yongle in 1420. The Temple of Heaven, a UNESCO World Heritage since 1998, is considered a landmark of Beijing and is a big tourist attraction.

  • CountryCook Islands
  • Year2015
  • Face Value100 Dollars
  • MetalGold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)100
  • Diameter (mm)45
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)49
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The strictly limited pure Gold coin depicts in high details the impressive ceiling of the temples "Hall of Prayer", which is a magnificient triple-gabled circular building, built on three levels of marble stone base, where the Emperor prayed for good harvests. Its ceiling allegorizes the huge height of the heaven in contrast to the earth. An ancient Chinese thought of "the heaven is round and the earth is square" reflects this perception.
The obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value 100$ and the issue country Cook Islands.
Comes in a luxurious wooden box with Silver print and original Certificate of Authenticity!