SKULL CHAPEL 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Cameroon 2019

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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is the dedicated to one of the most fascinating and scary chapels in the world – Skull Chapel.
The coin has an incredible design, has a beautiful High Relief, has an Antique Finish quality and comes in a case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited mintage to 500 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Cameroon
Year 2019
Face Value 1000 Francs
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Skull Chapel
The Skull Chapel (Polish: Kaplica Czaszek) or St. Bartholomew's Church, is an ossuary chapel located in the Czermna district of Kudowa, a town in Kłodzko County, Lower Silesia, Poland. Built in last quarter of the 18th century on the border of the then Prussian County of Glatz, the temple serves as a mass grave with thousands of skulls and skeletal remains "adorning" its interior walls as well as floor, ceiling and foundations.
The Skull Chapel is the only such monument in Poland, and one of six in Europe. The chapel was built in 1776 by Bohemian local parish priest Václav Tomášek. It is the mass grave of people who died during the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648), three Silesian Wars (1740–1763), as well as of people who died because of cholera epidemics, plague, syphilis and hunger. Together with sacristan J. Schmidt and grave digger J. Langer, father Tomášek who was inspired by the Capuchin cemetery while on a pilgrimage to Rome, collected the casualties’ bones, cleaned and put them in the chapel within 18 years (from 1776 to 1794). Walls of this small, baroque church are filled with three thousand skulls, and there are also bones of another 21 thousand people interred in the basement. The skulls of people who built the chapel, including Tomášek, were placed in the center of the building and on the altar in 1804. Inside are a crucifix and two carvings of angels, one with a Latin inscription that reads "Arise from the Dead" are among the bones. A recording inside the church available in three languages (Polish, Czech and German) explains the history of the chapel.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin features a detailed view of the interior of the famous Chapel Skull.
The obverse of the coin a different view of the interior of the Chapel Skull and the inscriptions: “1000 Francs cfa” – the face value, “REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN” – the issuing country, “2019” – the year of issue, “KAPLICA CZASZEK” – the name of the Chapel in Polish and “SKULL CHAPEL” – the name of the coin.

 
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