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WINDOWS OF HEAVEN COLOGNE Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2010

Kicking off an exciting new series of silver coins featuring the innovative inclusion of actual stained glass comes this eye-catching issue paying tribute to the famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) and it's spectacular stained glass display.

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499.95 €

Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne (currently Cardinal Joachim Meisner), and is under the administration of the archdiocese of Cologne. It is renowned as a monument of Christianity, of German Catholicism in particular, of Gothic architecture and of the continuing faith and perseverance of the people of the city in which it stands. It is dedicated to Saint Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The cathedral is a World Heritage Site, one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany, and Cologne's most famous landmark, described by UNESCO as an "exceptional work of human creative genius". It is visited by 30 thousand people every day.

  • Country
    Cook Islands
  • Year
    2010
  • Face Value
    10 Dollars
  • Metal
    Silver
  • Fineness (purity)
    925/1000
  • Weight (g)
    50
  • Diameter (mm)
    50
  • Quality
    Proof
  • Mintage (pcs)
    2.000
  • Certificate (COA)
    Yes
  • Presentation case (box)
    Yes
The series, entitled "Windows of Heaven" will see a number of coins released, struck to exquisite proof quality, honouring famous Cathedrals throughout the world and they intricately designed stained glass windows.
Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image showing the outside of the magnificent Gothic Cathedral at Cologne, with a plan of the outlay of the cathedral below. To the left is shown a section taken from within the cathedral showing a beautifully designed stained-glass window. The name of the series, city featured and year of issue are all inscribed on this side. On the obverse the stained-glass can be seen showing the image in reverse. On this side, together with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, is the country of issue and the face value.
This stunning entry into innovative numismatics, sure to be as popular as the Tiffany Glass series, is struck from sterling silver and encapsulated, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.