Solomon Islands – 2017 – 2 Dollars – Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Hologram Collection

 87.50

Issuing Country Solomon Islands
Year of Issue 2017
Face Value 2 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 31.1 grams / 1 oz
Diameter 42×27 mm
Quality PROOF
Mintage 1000
Scope of Delivery Box
Certificate
Special features Hologram

Description

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche, but mostly just known as Gedächtniskirche) is a Protestant church in the centreof Berlin, on the Kurfürstendamm. The original church on the site was built in the 1890s. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. The present building, which consists of a church with an attached foyer and a separate belfry with an attached chapel, was built between 1959 and 1963. The damaged spire of the old church has been retained and its ground floor has been made into a memorial hall for WWII. The Memorial Church today is a famous landmark of western Berlin, and is nicknamed by Berliners “der hohleZahn”, meaning “the hollow tooth”.