SHRINE OF THE THREE HOLY KINGS Masterpieces of Art 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Gold 25$ Cook Islands 2016

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A numismatic masterpiece, made of 3 Oz Pure Silver coin and 1/4 Oz of Pure Gold coin, with 17 authentic Swarovski crystals inlaid in this 55 mm coin, issued by Cook Islands. Dedicated to the Shrine of the Three Holy Kings and minted in a relief shape style. The Gold coin and the Silver coin are individually numbered. Limited mintage to only 999 pieces worldwide.

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2016
Face Value 20 Dollars - 25 Dollars
Metal Silver - Gold
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 93.3 (3 oz) Ag - 1/4 oz Au
Diameter (mm) 55
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 999
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
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The Shrine of the Three Holy Kings
The story of the Magi, or the three kings, is a celebrated part of the Christmas story and a popular motif in Western culture. The story can be found in the Gospel of Matthew, though most details of the Magi’s visit derive from a more obscure fourteenth-century source known as the Historia Trium Regum. Matthew’s gospel describes the mysterious star of Bethlehem; the arrival of “wise men from the East”; the Magi’s reception with King Herod; the Magi’s visit to the infant Jesus; their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh; and the warning the wise men received to return home by another way.1 Other details, however, are omitted from Matthew’s Christmas tale.


The 2016 issue of “Masterpieces of Art - Premium Edition”, these two coins compose a single masterpiece. The design shows a part of the shrine of the three holy kings located in the Cologne Cathedral. This year it’s the first time that the quarter ounce gold inlay is minted in a relief shape style. In addition the inserted Swarovski crystals have a round shape. The removable coin is minted with Micro Grade and makes it possible to see unbelieved details. The gold coin fits perfectly in the free part of the Silver coin. This Premium Edition will come with an additional value: a miniature sculpture of the Cologne Cathedral. This amazing coin will be delivered in a high quality special packaging. The obverse of each coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value: “20 Dollars” - “25 Dollars” and the issue country: “Cook Islands”.