Mintage strictly limited to only 999 pieces worldwide! The reverse of the Silver coin depicts the amazing St. Peters Basilica, in Vatican City. The coin is impressive thanks to incredible details, high relief and an unique 3D effect. On top of the reverse, the inscription: St.
Peters Basilica and on the bottom: 2016 the year. Comes in a luxurious book shaped box and Certificate of Authenticity! Peters Basilica (or San Pietro in Vaticano in Italian) is probably the most famous architectural specimen from the Renaissance period. The grandiosely designed church (which still remains one of the largest in the world) was built on the burial site of the namesake St.Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, and is also venerated as the first Pope and Bishop of Rome. And interestingly enough, in spite of not being the mother church of the Catholics (the honor belongs to the Papal Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran), the magnificent basilica is considered as one of the holiest sites of Catholic Christianity, and also the greatest of all churches pertaining to Christendom.
The center of the St. Peters Square boasts of a 25.5 m (84 ft) high obelisk which most probably dates from 13th century BC Ancient Egypt. The entire red-granite structure was actually transported to Rome (by orders of Caligula) in 1st century AD as a central spectacle of the Circus of Nero. The obelisk was again moved in 1585 AD, this time on the orders of Pope Sixtus V.The mammoth task of hauling the monolithic tower was achieved by 800 men, and that too discreetly under the pain of death. The item "ST PETERS BASILICA 4 Layer Silver Coin 20$ Cook Islands 2016" is in sale since Tuesday, August 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.