World of Wonders is a coin series which has a historical and an emotional background. The Kiyomizu Temple and the Statue of Liberty are found on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The Basil’s Cathedral is listed together with the Red Square and the Kremlin.
The Statue of Liberty is the most famous landmark in New York. Her height is a proud 46,05 m (without the base) and was inaugurated in October 1886. She welcomes immigrants and home comers. Miss Liberty, as she is fondly called, was a gift from France. A rumour says that the wife of the sewing machine manufacturer Singer posed for the drafts of the Liberty for the French sculptor Bartholdi. Miss Liberty stands on broken chains which represent slavery. In her left hand she holds a slab with the inscription July 4, 1776 which indicates America’s independency. A radiant crown with seven jags decorates her head and symbolises the Seven Seas and continents.