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JOHN OF KRONSTADT 1$ Niue Island 2012 Silver Coin


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JOHN OF KRONSTADT  Niue Island 2012

 


Technical Specifications:


Year Emission                                                                        1$ .Niue Islands 2012

Mintage                                                                                    7.000pcs.
Silver/Weight                                                                         Ag 925/(28.28gram)
Diameter                                                                                   28x40mm.

              SAINTS OF THE CITES 1$ NIUE ISLANDS 2012

Theme Background:John of Kronstadt (truly Iwan Iljicz Siergijew) born on 19th of October 1829 in Sura was an archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was born as Ivan Ilyich Sergiyev. From 1855 he worked as a priest in Saint Andrew's Cathedral in Kronstadt, the naval base on the outskirts of St Petersburg. Here he committed himself to charity, especially to those who were remote from the Church, and travelled extensively throughout the Russian empire. In the early 1890s Father John became well known, and people from all over Russia came to him every day in thousands. He died on 20 December 1908 in Kronstadt. He was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in 1964, and by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1990. This is the next coin from the program "Saints of the cities".Obverse:Standard effigy of Elizabeth II, inscriptions: "Elizabeth II", "Niue", as well as "2012"and "One dollar". Reverse:A painted portrait of John of Kronstadt, on the background engraved image of Saint Andrew's Cathedral in Kronstadt, where Saint John served in 1855-1908. Inscriptions: "John of Kronstadt" (in Russian) and the hallmark "Ag 925".
































 
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