This is the second issue in the ‘Windows of History’ series, featuring full-color stained glass inserts. In occasion of the 100th anniversary of the rebuilt of the Grand Central rail station. It features the Tiffany glass contained into the clock in front of the Grand Central facade.
Struck in to the reverse of this coin is an image of the majestic entrance of Grand Central Termina in New York. In the middle you will find a glas image of the legendary clock at GCT. The name of the series, and the name of the coin are inscribed on this side.
The obverse features the stained-glass showing the image (on the window) in reverse, and parts of the inside of the station. On this side, together with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, you will find the country of issue and the face value.
The Windows of Histrory – Grand Central Terminal in New York, is struck from sterling silver and encapsulated, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. It comes with a presentation case, which is doing a great job in staging this special coin.
Contains 50 grams of .925 Silver.
Coin is decorated with real stained glass
Each coin comes in a special box with a COA.
Strict limited mintage of only 1913 coins.
Obverse: Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, “Cook Islands”, and the legal tender valueof 10 Dollars
Reverse: A very high quality rendition of Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary New York
In the series of Windows of Heaven you can find:
2011 Windows of Heaven – Notre Dame de Paris
2011 Windows of Heaven – Sevilla
2011 Windows of Heaven – Westminster Abbey London
2011 Windows of History – Titanic
2012 Windows of Heaven – Bethlehem
2012 Windows of Heaven – Cracow St Francis
2012 Windows of Heaven – St Isaac Cathedral
2013 Windows of Heaven – Chartres
2013 Windows of Heaven – Lourdes
2013 Windows of Heaven – Milan Cathedral
2013 Windows of History – Grand Central Terminal
2014 Windows of Heaven – Buenos Aires
2014 Windows of Heaven – Sacre Coeur
2014 Windows of Heaven – Washington National Cathedral – Special Editon
2014 Windows of Heaven Giants – Cologne Cathedral – Special Edition
2015 Windows of Heaven – Zagreb Cathedral
2015 Windows of Heaven – Storkyrkan Church of St. Nicholas
2015 Windows of Heaven – Jerusalem Dominus Flevit
Grand Central Terminal (GCT) is a commuter (and former intercity) railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States.
Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger rail travel, it covers 48 acres (19 ha) and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. Its platforms, all below ground, serve 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100.
The terminal serves commuters traveling on the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in New York State, and Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. Until 1991, the terminal served Amtrak, which moved to nearby Pennsylvania Station upon completion of the Empire Connection. The East Side Access project is underway to bring Long Island Rail Road service to the terminal.
Although the terminal has been officially called “Grand Central Terminal” since the present structure opened, it has “always been more colloquially and affectionately known as Grand Central Station”, a name of one of the earlier railroad stations on the same site. [N 1] “Grand Central Station” is the name of the nearby U.S. Post Office station at 450 Lexington Avenue and the name also refers to the Grand Central – 42nd Street subway station which serves the terminal area.
Grand Central Terminal features both monumental spaces and meticulously crafted detail. In a February 2013 BBC News article, historian David Cannadine described it as one of the most majestic buildings of the twentieth century. In 2013, Grand Central Terminal hosted 21.6 million visitors, rendering it one of the ten most-visited tourist attractions worldwide.
Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary