Resource Trade, Russia
5 dollars (Cook Islands)
Proof, color image, gilding
BH Mayer Mint (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse: in the centre – a portrait of the Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II, at the top – the inscription: «COOK ISLANDS» and the face value «5 DOLLARS», at the bottom – the inscription «ELIZABETH II».
The reverse: in the center – the image of the revered icon «St. Pantaleon» – the oldest and most beloved by Orthodox people.
A brief annotation
Icon of the Mother of God "Inexhaustible Chalice" was miraculously found in the beginning of the 19th century. As often happens, the miraculous image was hidden for the time being from the human eye and the original list was unknown, as well as the back-story of the icon creating. This marvelous sample of Byzantine iconography, marked with such miraculous signs as myrrh-streaming, healing from drinking alcohol, smoking and drug addiction. A prayer in front of the icon is a true help in solving housing problems and many others, such as starting and keeping a family.