Niue – 2012 – 1 Dollar – Chapels serie IVERSKAYA CHAPEL (PROOF)


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Metal: Ag 925
Quality: Proof
Weight: 28.28 g
Diameter: 35 x 45 mm oval
Mintage: 7000 pcs

The Iverskaya Chapel at the Resurrection Gate was one of the most honoured of Moscow’s holy places. For the protection of the icon from the wind and rain a small wooden shed has been made and later, in 1680, a chapel was built. A wooden chapel was rebuilt in 1746, and became the final form in 1791 when it was rebuilt in stone by architect Matvey Kazakov. In 1929 the chapel was closed and demolished in one night – from 28 to 29 July 1929. In November 1994, Patriarch Alexy II blessed the chapel, 1995 the chapel was opened again. The Iverskaya chapel coin is the first coin in the Chapels series.