The year 2022 marks the 650th anniversary of the completion of the Pisa Cathedral’s bell tower, best-known for the architectural flaw that caused one of its sides to subside in the process of construction and gave it the famous moniker of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. One of the world’s most photographed structures, it is commemorated by the 2022 5 oz Cook Islands Silver Leaning Tower of Pisa Coin.
- Ships in individual plastic capsules!
- Issued for the 650th anniversary of the tower’s construction in 2022!
- Limited mintage of 650 pieces!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 Fine Silver.
- Denomination of $25 (NZD).
- Both obverse and reverse feature the Leaning Tower of Pisa and show the Pisa Cathedral from different angles.
- Reverse also carries a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as supplementary detail.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa’s striking architecture and tilt has made it one of the world’s most celebrated sights for hundreds of years. The flaw of its “lean” has become such an iconic part of its profile over time that the most recent attempts to rectify it also specifically avoided too much straightening, lest its signature characteristic is lost.
The 2022 Cook Islands Silver Leaning Tower of Pisa Coin is a coin as unusual as the building it celebrates. It features a gorgeous antique finish, prominent ultra high-relief artwork on both sides made possible by smartminting technology, and a flat bottom edge ideal for stand-up viewing. With only 650 pieces struck, it is sure to be a prized acquisition for collectors and investors. JM Bullion ships this exquisite item in protective, individual plastic capsule packaging, fully insuring all shipments against any possible loss or damage.
What makes this coin stand out is that both its obverse and reverse sides carry extravagantly detailed and prominent medallic sculptures of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the obverse side, the front of the Pisa Cathedral forms a stylized backdrop and is accompanied by the inscriptions “Leaning Tower of Pisa,” “1372 – 2022,” and “650 Years.”
On the reverse side, the tower is accompanied by a profile view of its cathedral in the background, along with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as a smaller detail element. It’s surrounded by the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “Cook Islands,” and “25 Dollars.”
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