The high detailed colored glass window is placed in the middle of the coin. You can look through this window from both sides. It is an amazing effect when the light shines through the window.
A real master performance of minting. Even on the coin you can see the single mosaic stones surrounding the flowers.
Before he became Pope Francis (Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) was doing his service in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires.
The coin shows a wonderful colored real glass window of the Buenos Aires cathedral. This is another Masterpiece out of this series.
The Cathedral of Buenos Aires was rebuiltseveral times since its humble origins in the 16th century. The present building is a mix of architectural styles, with an 18th-century naveand dome and a severe, 19th-century neoclassical façade without towers. The interior keeps precious 18th-century statues and altarpieces, as well as abundant Neo- Renaissance and Neo-Baroque decoration. It had been the home church of Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio before he became the world’s first Latin American pontiff in March.
The Window shows Saint Martin who is best known for his using his sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter.