Leaning Tower of Pisa - 5 oz
Almost everyone knows the leaning tower of Pisa. This is one of the most photographed monuments in the world. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. 2022 is the 650th anniversary of the completion of this famous building and it is fair to say that no other building in the world has become as popular for its faults.
Construction began in 1173 and was originally designed as a bell tower. When the third floor was completed 5 years later, it started to bow due to an unstable foundation. Due to this problem, construction has actually stopped for 100 years! Other floors have been added and designed to try to counterbalance the inclination. This attempt has only worsened the inclination. Despite everything, the tower was finally completed with a 7th floor and the belfry and was left to itself. Many other attempts were tempted to correct the problem and finally in 2008, the tower was stabilized enough for visitors to explore this wonder again.
This leaning tower was captured in a silver of 2 oz and 5 oz. What is really unique about this room is that the tower is shown on both sides of the room in smartming® ultra-high relief! It also has a flat lower edge to allow you to see the room vertically as if you were in front of the tower in person! Every detail of the tower, from its magnificent arches to its belfry, can be seen in the smallest detail. Even Pisa cathedral is shown next to the tower. It is not often that a defect can be so beautiful!
Currency : Dollars
Weight : 5 oz
Year : 2022