ST ISAACS CATHEDRAL Moravian Star Crystal Giant 1 Kg Kilo Silver Coin 100$ Cook Islands 2018

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This incredible 1 Kg Silver coin is the third release in the “Crystal Giant” series and features the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral. The coin has an incredible design, features a giant red Swarovski Crystal insert in shape of a Moravian Star and comes in a luxury exposition case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage of only 99 pcs worldwide!

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Specifications
Country Cook Islands
Year 2018
Face Value 100 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 1000 (1 Kg)
Diameter (mm) 100
Quality Prooflike
Mintage (pcs) 99
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Saint Isaac's Cathedral or Isaakievskiy Sobor in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral (sobor) in the city. It is the largest orthodox basilica and the fourth largest (by the volume under the cupola) cathedral in the world. It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint. The church on St Isaac's Square was ordered by Tsar Alexander I, to replace an earlier structure by Vincenzo Brenna, and was the fourth consecutive church standing at this place. A specially appointed commission examined several designs, including that of the French-born architect Auguste de Montferrand (1786–1858), who had studied in the atelier of Napoleon's designer, Charles Percier. Montferrand's design was criticised by some members of the commission for the dry and allegedly boring rhythm of its four identical pedimented octastyle porticos. It was also suggested that despite gigantic dimensions, the edifice would look squat and not very impressive. The members of the commission, which consisted of well-known Russian architects, were also particularly concerned by necessity to build a new huge building on the old unsecure foundation. The emperor, who favoured the ponderous Empire style of architecture, had to step in and solve the dispute in Montferrand's favour.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin represents the beautiful St. Isaac’s Cathedral, emphasized by the presence of an incredible red crystal in the shape of a Moravian star. All around the reverse, the inscriptions: “SILVER STAR COIN”, “2018” – the year of issue and “.999 FINE SILVER” – the fineness of the Silver. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “COOK ISLANDS” – the issuing country and “100 DOLLARS” – the face value.

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