It is hard to name another structure in the world that has become as beloved for its flaws as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The bell tower of the Pisa Cathedral, already “leaning” by the time it was first completed in 1372, celebrates its 650th anniversary in 2022. It’s an occasion commemorated by the 2022 2 oz Cook Islands Silver Leaning Tower of Pisa Coin, now on offer from the team at JM Bullion.
- Shipped to you in an individual protective plastic capsule!
- Issued in 2022 to celebrate the Leaning Tower’s 650th “birthday”!
- Limited mintage of only 1,372 pieces!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 Fine Silver.
- $10 (NZD) face value issued by the Cook Islands.
- Obverse and reverse feature the Leaning Tower, with Pisa Cathedral in the background.
- Reverse also features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as a design accent.
The 2022 Cook Islands Silver Leaning Tower of Pisa Coin showcases truly stunning and prominent ultra high-relief medallic artwork on both sides thanks to the advances of smartminting technology. With an antique finish and limited availability of only 1,372 pieces, it’s sure to be in demand by dedicated collectors. JM Bullion ships this coin in an individual plastic capsule, and we make sure that each shipment is fully insured against even the smallest possibility of loss or damage in transit.
The Pisa Cathedral’s free-standing bell tower was a victim of part of its foundation sinking into unstable subsoil after its construction started, and was a “leaning” tower long before it was finally completed in 1372. For parts of its history, it was leaning too dramatically for tourists to safely enter until a 2008 restoration project reduced its tilt to just under four degrees. The Leaning Tower has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.
The obverse side features an ultra high-relief sculpture of the tower and stylizes the Pisa Cathedral’s front view as a background, joined by the inscriptions “Leaning Tower of Pisa,” “1372 – 2022” and “650 years.”
The reverse side is dominated by its own ultra high-relief artwork of the Leaning Tower, with the Pisa Cathedral in a profile view in the backdrop. Unusually, Queen Elizabeth II’s profile portrait is present only in small form as a design accent, along with the inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II,” “Cook Islands” and “10 dollars.”
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