SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE Basilica of St Mary of Health SOS Venice 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2016

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This beautiful Pure Silver coin colored with digital printing technology and Proof quality is the fifth in the series “SOS Venice” and features the famous painting by Canaletto, the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute guarding the mouth of the Grand Canal. The coin will be shipped in a beautiful case, with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 777 pieces worldwide.

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Country Niue
Year 2016
Face Value 2 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 32
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 777
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (Basilica of St. Mary of Health), commonly known simply as La Salute, is one of the largest churches of Venice and has the status of a minor basilica. It stands in a prominent position at the junction between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco on the lagoon. The church is full of Marian symbolism - the great dome represents her crown, the cavernous interior her womb, the eight sides the eight points on her symbolic star. The Baroque high altar, designed by Longhena himself, bears a Byzantine Madonna and Child of the 12th or 13th century, brought from Crete by Francesco Morosini in 1670. Tintoretto contributed a painting of the Marriage at Cana in the great sacristy (Sacrestia Maggiore), which includes a self-portrait and is considered one of his best works.


The reverse of the coin depicts the famous painting by Canaletto, with a panoramic view over the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. The bottom part of the reverse depicts the Bucentaur, the legendary state barge of the doges and the inscriptions: “Santa Maria della Salute” – the name of the coin and the stylized inscription of the painter: “Canaletto”. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around, the inscriptions: “Elizabeth II”, “Niue Island” - the issue country, “2 Dollars” - the face value and “2016” - year of issue.