ST PETERS BASILICA 4 Layer Gold Coin 100$ Cook Islands 2016

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Amazing coin featuring St Peter’s Basilica, an Italian renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. This huge 100 grams 45 mm pure Gold Antique Finish coin features the new "4-layer" minting technique that achieves a deepness of up to 5 mm! Mintage strictly limited to only 49 pieces worldwide!

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2016
Face Value 100 Dollars
Metal Gold
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 100
Diameter (mm) 45
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 49
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica (or San Pietro in Vaticano in Italian) is probably the most famous architectural specimen from the Renaissance period. The grandiosely designed church (which still remains one of the largest in the world) was built on the burial site of the namesake St. Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, and is also venerated as the first Pope and Bishop of Rome. And interestingly enough, in spite of not being the ‘mother church’ of the Catholics (the honor belongs to the ‘Papal Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran’), the magnificent basilica is considered as one of the holiest sites of Catholic Christianity, and also the greatest of all churches pertaining to Christendom. The center of the St. Peter’s Square boasts of a 25.5 m (84 ft) high obelisk which most probably dates from 13th century BC Ancient Egypt. The entire red-granite structure was actually transported to Rome (by orders of Caligula) in 1st century AD as a central spectacle of the Circus of Nero. The obelisk was again moved in 1585 AD, this time on the orders of Pope Sixtus V. The mammoth task of hauling the monolithic tower was achieved by 800 men, and that too discreetly under the pain of death.


The reverse of the Gold coin depicts the amazing St. Peter’s Basilica, in Vatican City. The coin is impressive thanks to incredible details, high relief and an unique 3D effect. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: “St. Peter’s Basilica” and on the bottom: “2016” – the issue year. The obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, the nominal value: “100 Dollars” and the issue country: “Cook Islands”. Comes in a luxurious book shaped box with Certificate of Authenticity.