|Face Value||500 Dollars|
|Technique||smartminting® (Ultra High Relief)|
The eternal city – a living monument to the incredible empire that was tirelessly built. Following our hymn of praise to the city itself, we turn our gaze to one of its most impressive monuments. The St. Peter’s Basilica – a cultural, historical and architectural landmark, which holds within itself treasures from millennia including paintings, sculptures, artefacts and more. The imposing façade and the famous dome with its cross extending into the edge of the coin adorns the front.
On the central balcony, we might spot the Pope himself, addressing his devoted audience. At the back, through the half-opened monumental Filarete portal, we catch a glimpse of the captivating interior of the basilica. Beneath the central dome and above the tomb of St Peter rises Bernini’s divine baldachin. The red luminous Tiffany glass draws attention by revealing the blueprint of the entire cathedral.