This beautiful Silver coin is part of Windows of Heaven series and features the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma also called La Seu. This spectacular coin has a real colored glass insert visible on both sides. The coin comes packaged in an attractive case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 2.000 pieces worldwide. The series, entitled "Windows of Heaven" will see a number of coins released, struck to exquisite proof quality, honoring famous Cathedrals throughout the world and they intricately designed stained glass windows.Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image showing the inside of the particular catholic church, Santa Maria of Palma also called "La Seu", in Palma - Majorca. To the left is shown a section taken from within the cathedral showing a beautifully designed stained-glass window. On the left, the inscription: "Windows of Heaven" - the name of the series.
In the bottom of the reverse: "La Seu Cathedral of Palma" - the name of the cathedral and "2016" - the year of issue. 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: "Cook Islands" and the face value: "10 Dollars".The Cathedral of Santa Maria The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral located in Palma, Majorca, Spain. It was built on the site of a pre-existing Arab mosque. It is 121 metres long and 55 metres wide. Its nave is 44 metres tall. The cathedral was styled in the Catalan Gothic style. It has Northern European influences. The building was it was started by King James I of Aragon in 1229. It was finished building in 1601. It sits within the old city of Palma. It is on top of the former citadel of the Roman city. It is between the Royal Palace of La Almudaina and the episcopal palace. It overlooks the Parc de la Mar and the Mediterranean Sea. Fifty years after a restoration of the cathedral had started in 1901 Antoni Gaudí was invited to take over the project.
Some of his ideas were adopted. He moved the choir stalls from the middle nave to be closer to the altar.
He also made a large canopy. Gaudí abandoned his work in 1914 after an argument with the contractor.
The planned changes were cosmetic rather than structural. The project was cancelled soon after. The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.
The item "LA SEU Cathedral Palma Windows Of Heaven Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2016" is in sale since Wednesday, April 27, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific". The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.