2017 Cook Island 5 Dollar 1-oz Silver Basilica Di San Vitale Proof

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Third Coin Honoring the Art and Architecture of Classic Mosaics -- in 99.9% Pure Silver!

Art lovers and collectors of faith, especially the Catholic faith, will appreciate this 2017 Silver Basilica Di San Vitale. The coin bears an image of a mosaic that can be found in the church, which is an important example of the Christian Byzantine art and architecture. The colorful image and exterior view of the Basilica combine beautifully to show the art and architecture together. Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley is at the center of the obverse. The monarch dons a tiara. Rim inscriptions offer the monarch’s name, “ELIZABETH II,” as well as essential information about the coin, “5 DOLLARS,” “COOK ISLANDS,” and, “2017.”

  • Convex Coin Shape – Captures the feeling of looking up at the mosaic from the nave.
  • Colorized mosaic – Conveying the artistry that brought this stunning piece together.
  • One Troy Ounce of 99.9% Pure Silver – Artistry begins with the canvas!
  • Third in the Series – Following Giovanni in Laterano and Christ Pantocrator.
  • Five Dollars Legal Tender for the Cook Islands
  • Low Mintage – only 999 of these have been issued!

While Christianity continues to play a role in the West, it no longer permeates life as it once did in Europe. Even so, believers and non-believers alike continue to flock to important churches throughout Europe to see and experience the history that formed much of the modern world. Historically, the Church has been a leading patron of the arts, and the artistry that went into the mosaic that appears on this coin is no exception. The same can be said of the stunning architecture of the building, which is on the coin under the mosaic itself. Add this stunning piece of history to your collection today because with this coin’s low mintage of just 999 pieces, your chance to do so will soon be history itself!

Year of Issue 2017
Country Cook Islands
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Proof
Denomination 5.00
Currency Type Dollar
Coin Weight 31.10 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 38.6mm
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