Palau’s Sacred Art windowed coin series hits 12 with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

COIN DESIGNCLOSEUP

2018 CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

One of the stalwarts of the art-architectural coin market, Sacred Art has been an annual issue by Dutch producer Numiscollect since 2011. This year sees the twelfth issue in the series (2011 and 2012 had three coins each). In 2016, smartminting was used in this series for the first time and there was a noticeable increase in relief and quality which has been maintained to this day.

For 2018, the series takes a rare jaunt outside of Europe and moves to the Middle East – Jerusalem to be more specific. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is hugely important in the Christian world and the building is depicted across both faces of the new coin. As is typical of Sacred Art coins, the reverse face features a view of the outside of the building, while the obverse reproduced interior elements. The glass window that remains the signature of the series, is filled with a depiction of the impressive ceiling of the church.

Struck in 50 grams of fine silver, the coin is square, although orientated diamond-style. It comes boxed with a certificate of authenticity¬† and has a mintage of 999 pieces. We have a Coin Series Profile to the whole series that details all of the issues to date and we’ve added this one to it.

SPECIFICATION
DENOMINATION $10 Palau
COMPOSITION 0.999 silver 50.0 grams
DIMENSIONS 42.0 x 42.0 mm
FINISH Antique with glass inset window
MINTAGE 999
BOX / COA Yes / Yes