With some of the coins from the CIT, the line between coin and sculpture is often blurred. The 2023 Beijing Temple of Heaven 2 oz Silver Coin is an example of this phenomenon. With their smartminting® ultra relief technology the design can’t be contained by the surface of the coin and pops out on both sides making a 3-D sculpture of the temple. This coin looks incredible in .999 fine silver with an antique finish.
- Made of 2 oz .999 fine silver
- smartminting® ultra relief technology
- Face value of $10 legal tender of Cook Islands
- Antique finish
- Very limited mintage of 888 available worldwide
The obverse side of this coin has one side of the Temple of Heaven. This structure is thought to be the pinnacle of Chinese architecture. This structure is built entirely out of wood without using nails and stands on three levels of marvel. The original structure was finished in 1420 and stood until 1889 when it was struck by lightning and burned down. The temple was rebuilt to look exactly like the original.
This side has the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to the left of the temple. This classic design based on Rank-Broadley’s sculpture of the queen has the queen facing to the right. She is wearing a tiara on her head. The design is super detailed and you can make out the curls on her head and the lines in her face. At the top of the coin is ‘ELIZABETH II’ and ‘COOK ISLANDS’. At the bottom, to the right of the temple is ‘10 DOLLARS’. Behind the temple to the right is the image of a dragon.
On the reverse side of the coin is the other side of the temple. Above the temple is ‘BEIJING TEMPLE OF HEAVEN. At the bottom is ‘2023’. Behind the temple in the background are fireworks.
The coin is flat at the bottom so you can display it standing up if you desire.
This 2023 Beijing Temple of Heaven 2 oz Silver Coin is an incredible coin that dresses up any coin collection. Get yours before it is too late.