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Churches and Monasteries
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:18:12 AM »
UK, 2 pounds, 2005.  St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, during the Blitz.
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 12:38:43 AM »
Macao, 2 patacas, 1998.  Penha Church and Ama Temple.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 12:40:42 AM »


Macao. 1992. 5 patacas.   The single wall remaining of St. Paul's cathedral after the fire of 1835, a symbol of the city-state. The water and junk are a separate design element, as the cathedral was not on the water.

 
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 12:42:29 AM »
Macao. 1992. 1 pataca.   The Guia Fortress and the Chapel of our Lady of Guia.



 
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 12:46:56 AM »
Macao. 1997. 10 patacas.  St. Domingo’s Church.  Bimetallic.
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 01:25:07 AM »
Vatican, €2, 2005.  Cologne cathedral.


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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 01:28:09 AM »
Germany, €2, 2011.  Cologne cathedral.


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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 01:29:39 AM »
Spain, €2, 2010.   Mezquita-Catedral in Córdoba, Andalucía.


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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 01:34:53 AM »
Future designs from Germany.





Maulbronn Abbey, a former Cistercian monastery.





St. Michael's in Hildesheim.





Paulskirche in Frankfurt, a church that is primarily known for its political history. This place was, in 1848, the seat of the first democratic German parliament, the National Assembly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulskirche,_Frankfurt

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 01:42:21 AM »
Austria, €10, 2008.

The Abbey of Seckau is located in the province of Styria. Founded in 1142 it was the bishop’s seat for Styria until 1782 when Emperor Joseph II suppressed the abbey and moved the bishop’s seat to Graz. 100 years later, the abbey was then purchased by Benedictine monks from the German abbey of Beuron and monastic life was restored to Seckau.

The obverse shows a wide view of the Abbey of Seckau looking west. Located in the center is the great Romanesque basilica with its two mighty towers surrounded by the Baroque monastic buildings. The reverse shows a view from the main entrance of the church to the high altar, the mediaeval crucifixion group hanging on four massive chains can be depicted. The current Gothic vaulting replaced the original wooden roofing after a fire that took place in 1259.




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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 01:52:37 AM »
Isle of Man, 1 penny, 2000.

The legend on the penny reads: "Ancient keeills of Mann". It depicts a Manx keeill.

According to Wikipedia:

Keeill is a Manx Gaelic word for a chapel. Archaeologically, it is used for a specific type of small simple chapel found on the Isle of Man and built during the early medieval period.
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 01:54:04 AM »
Isle of Man.  The legend on the reverse of the 2000 ten pence reads: "ST. GERMAN'S CATHEDRAL".
The design shows the ruins of the original 13th century cathedral on St Patrick's Isle.
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 01:58:39 AM »
Germany, Potsdam Church.





Our member Aditya's coin.





Our member Dale's coin.

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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 01:15:39 PM »
Belgium 250 francs 1999: the center building is the Cathedral of St. Michael and Ste. Gudula in Brussels (the building on the right being the Brussels City Hall).
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Re: Churches and Monasteries
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 01:54:01 PM »
Here we have the monastery in Müstair, Graubünden/Grischun, Switzerland. Love the design ... also because back in those years the Swiss collector coins had individual obverses and reverses. (They stopped doing that in 2004.)

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