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Grand Central Terminal Windows Of History Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2013 For Sale
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL Windows Of History 100th Anniversary Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2013
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
SECOND IN "WINDOWS OF HISTORY" SERIES AFTER "TITANIC"
This is the second issue in the 'Windows of History' series, featuring full-color stained glass inserts. In occasion of the 100th anniversary of the rebuilt of the Grand Central rail station. It features the Tiffany glass contained into the clock in front of the Grand Central facade.
The reverse features the stained Tiffany glass insert showing the Grand Central clock, it is 24 Carat Gold-Plated and is surrounded by sculptures carved by the John Donnelly Company of Minerva, Hercules, and Mercury and designed by French sculptor Jules-Felix Coutan.
The obverse depicts also the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
Grand Central Terminal Grand Central Terminal (GCT), usually called Grand Central Station, or shortened to simply Grand Central, is a commuter rail terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them. The terminal serves commuters traveling on the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in New York State, and Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. Until 1991 the terminal served Amtrak, which moved to nearby Pennsylvania Station upon completion of the Empire Connection. Although the terminal has been properly called "Grand Central Terminal" since 1913, many people continue to refer to it as “Grand Central Station,” the name of the previous rail station on the same site, and of the U.S. Post Office station next door, which is not part of the terminal. It is also sometimes used to refer to the Grand Central, 42nd Street subway station, which serves the terminal.