TAJ MAHAL Landmarks at Night Ultraviolet 2 Oz Silver Coin 2000 Francs Ivory Coast 2016

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This beautiful Silver coin is the second in the “Landmarks at Night” series and is dedicated to Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. The coin shows this wonderful building in a beautiful night scene with fireworks combined with ultra violet shining color. Limited mintage to 2.000 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Ivory Coast
Year 2016
Face Value 2000 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 50
Quality BU - Brilliant Uncirculated
Mintage (pcs) 2.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage".
Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles.
In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision, including Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts the world famous landmarks at night in its full illuminated beauty - Taj Mahal. On the top of the reverse, the name of the coin: "Taj Mahal" and “Magnificent Landmarks at Night “ – the name of the series. The coin colored reflects the ultraviolet light projected from the lid of the box, creating a beautiful scene with fireworks at night. The obverse of the coin depicts the Coat of Arms of Ivory Coast and denomination: “2.000 Francs”.

 
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