Votive Church Vienna Holy Windows Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2012
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Votive Church Vienna Holy Windows Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2012:
VOTIVE CHURCH Vienna Holy Windows Silver Coin 10$ Palau 2012
VOTIVE CHURCH - VIENNA
5th ISSUE OF "HOLY WINDOWS" SERIES
The fifth issue of extraordinary "Holy Windows" series composed by silver coins featuring the innovative inclusion of actual stained glass comes this eye-catching issue paying tribute to Votive Church a neo-Gothic church of Vienna.The series, entitled "Holy Windows" will see a number of coins released, struck to exquisite proof quality, honouring famous Church throughout the world and their intricately designed stained glass windows. Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image showing the outside of the particular Votive Church. To the center is shown a section taken from the stained glass windows in the Votivkirche in Vienna, built in the Neo-gothic style at the end of the 19th century in Thanksgiving to the miraculous survival of emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria during an assasination attempt. On top edge the name of the series, city featured and year of issue are inscribed. On the obverse the stained-glass can be seen showing the image in reverse. On this side, together with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, is the country of issue and the face value.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
The Votive Church of Vienna
The Votive Church is a neo-Gothic church located on the Ringstraße in Vienna, Austria. Following the attempted assassination of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1853, the Emperor's brother Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian inaugurated a campaign to create a church to thank God for saving the Emperor's life. Funds for construction were solicited from throughout the Empire. The church was dedicated in 1879 on the silver anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Empress Elisabeth.
Country: Palau Year: 2012 Face value: 10 Dollars Metal: Silver925/1000 Weight (g): 50 Size (mm): 42 x 42 Quality: Antique Finish Mintage (pcs): 999 Certificate COA: Yes Box: No