|Country: Palau||Metal Purity: 925||Box: No|
|Year of Issue: 2011||Weight: 50 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 10 dollars||Dimensions: 42 x 42||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Glass and locket insert, Unusual Shape|
|ID: PW0036||Quality: uncirculated|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
Issued as part of the Sacred Art series, this stunning coin pays tribute to the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter, the largest and perhaps most impressive basilica in the world located within the Vatican City. It was constructed by will of Emperor Constantine around 320 AD over the spot where St. Peter was buried after his martyrdom.
On the obverse of the Palau coin, there is a stylized composition including a shield with Neptune holding his trident, a mermaid by his side and an open treasure chest. Above it, there is the inscription indicating the name of the issuing country. The obverse also comprises a beautiful stained glass insert and the legends denoting the face value of the coin as well as the issuing year.
The excellently struck reverse design features the image of the outside of St. Peter’s Basilica with the same stained glass insert − the famous alabaster window of the basilica. The temple has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world filled with many masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque art. As a work of architecture, it is regarded as the greatest building of its age. The upper part of this art coin includes the legend denoting its name. The St. Peter’s Basilica coin has been issued with the limited mintage quantity of only 999 pieces, so don’t miss the chance to become the owner of this numismatic gem!