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CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL Holy Windows Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2015


New issue in the award winning series: Holy Windows. The first and unique painted window coin series in the world. Issue nine is dedicated to the Canterbury Cathedral with a window painting of the famous window Poor Mans Bible. Limited mintage at only 999 pieces!

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Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, currently Justin Welby, leader of the Church of England and symbolic leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion; the archbishop, being suitably occupied with national and international matters, delegates the most of his functions as diocesan bishop to the Bishop suffragan of Dover, currently Trevor Willmott. Its formal title is the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at Canterbury.

Founded in 597, the cathedral was completely rebuilt from 1070 to 1077. The east end was greatly enlarged at the beginning of the twelfth century, and largely rebuilt in the Gothic style following a fire in 1174, with significant eastward extensions to accommodate the flow of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Thomas Becket, the archbishop who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170. The Norman nave and transepts survived until the late fourteenth century, when they were demolished to make way for the present structures.

  • CountryPalau
  • Year2015
  • Face Value10 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)50
  • Size (mm)42 x 42
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The series, entitled "Holy Windows" will see a number of coins released, struck to exquisite Antique Finish quality, honouring famous Church throughout the world and their intricately designed stained glass windows. Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image showing the outside of the particular Canterbury Cathedral. To the center is shown a section taken from the stained glass windows. On top the inscription "CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL". On the obverse the stained-glass can be seen showing the image in reverse. On this side, together with Coat of Arms of Palau, is the year face value.