Leaning Tower of Pisa – 2 oz Silver Coin
Pretty much everyone is familiar with the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is one of the most photographed landmarks in the world and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. 2022 is the 650th anniversary of the completion of this famous building and it is fair to say that no other building in the world has become so popular for its flaws.
Construction began in 1173 and was originally designed as a bell tower. The tower began leaning due to an unstable foundation after the third floor was completed 5 years later. Due to this issue, construction actually halted for 100 years! More floors were added and engineered to attempt to counter-balance the lean, but the attempt only made the leaning worse. Despite all of this, the tower was eventually completed with a 7th floor and the belfry and was left to lean on its own. Numerous other attempts were tried to correct the issue and finally in 2008, the tower was stabilized enough for visitors to once again explore this marvel.
CIT has captured this leaning tower in a 2 oz silver coin. What is truly unique about this piece is that the tower is shown on both sides of the coin in smartminting® ultra-high relief! This coin also has a flat bottom edge to allow you to view the coin vertically as if you were standing in front of the tower in person! The coin displays every detail of the tower from its wonderful arches to its belfry. Even the Pisa Cathedral is standing next to the tower. It’s not often where a flaw can be this beautiful! It’s not often where a flaw can be this beautiful!
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Low mintage of only 1,372 coins.
- Comes in a frame presentation box in the original capsule with a certificate of authenticity.
- Has a flat bottom edge to allow you to view the coin vertically.
- Obverse: Displays a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and an image of the Leaning Tower in high relief standing next to an image of the Pisa Cathedral.
- Reverse: Features in high relief the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In the background are close-up images of the tower openings.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Cook Islands government.
A famous landmark known for its imperfections is now available on this perfect coin. Add this Silver Leaning Tower of Pisa coin to your cart today!
CIT Silver Coins
Coin Invest Trust (CIT), located in the small European country of Liechtenstein, produces Silver coins for countries around the world. Since its founding in 1970, this company has gained an outstanding worldwide reputation for its innovative and revolutionary coins of premium quality. Smartminting© technology, developed by CIT in 2016, pushes the boundaries of the standards in the commemorative coin industry. This technology enables CIT to strike coins in higher relief without the need for additional metal and can increase the surface area of a coin by as much as 183%.