2017 Cook Islands 1 Kilogram Giant Moravian Star Swarovski Crystal St. Peter's Basilica Silver Coin
Presenting the stunning 2017 1 Kilogram Moravian Star Giant Crystal St. Peter's Basilica Silver Coin issued and guaranteed by Cook Islands. This spectacular coin is one of the rarest and most captivating 1 kilogram silver coins in the world. Each one bears an individual number on the edge as proof of the issue limit. The exceptional combination of the highest art of minting and dazzling sparkle of the giant genuine Swarovski crystal makes this coin a timeless collector's piece. Mintage limited to only 199 pieces worldwide.
St. Peter's Basilica Background
The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”. Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, one of Jesus's Apostles and also the first Pope. Saint Peter's tomb is supposedly directly below the high altar of the Basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St. Peter's since the Early Christian period, and there has been a church on this site since the time of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. Construction of the present basilica, which would replace Old St. Peter's Basilica from the 4th century CE, began on 18 April 1506 and was completed on 18 November 1626.
Grade: Proof-Like, Gold Plated
Metal Content: 1 Kilogram
Issuer: Cook Islands
Diameter: 100 mm
Swarovski Star Crystal, Luxury Presentation Box, Certificate of Authenticity