Niue 2010 Proof Silver $1 Gothic Cathedrals - Duomo Milano

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Mintage of only 5,000 coins!
This fascinating coin features pad printing of a stunning stained glass window from Duomo Milano and an intricate three dimensional detail of the architecture. Stunning! Comes to you encapsulated and in a blue cardboard coin holder and includes a certificate of authenticity.

Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano) is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola.

The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fourth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy. The street plan of Milan, with streets either radiating from the Duomo or circling it, indicates that the Duomo occupied the most important site in the ancient Roman city of Mediolanum.

Saint Ambrose built a new basilica on this site at the beginning of the 5th century, with an adjoining basilica added in 836. When fire damaged both buildings in 1075, they were rebuilt as the Duomo. In 1386 the archbishop, Antonio da Saluzzo, began the new project in a rayonnant Late Gothic style that is more characteristic of France than Italy. Work proceeded for generations. The main spire was topped in 1762 with a polychrome statue of the Madonna, to whom the Duomo and its predecessor have always been dedicated.

Even now, some uncarved blocks remain to be turned into sculpture. Gothic construction on the rest of the Duomo was largely complete in the 1880s. The Duomo was recently under major renovations and cleaning for several years, obscuring the west front with scaffolding. Works were finally completed in 2009, revealing the newly-cleaned facade in all its glory.


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Specifications

Product ID: 69324
Year: 2010
Grade: Proof
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $1
Metal Content: 0.841 troy oz
Purity: .925
Manufacturer: Mayer Mint - Germany
Diameter: 30 x 50 mm
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