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2015 Niue Island 2 OZ Silver Coin - Marco Polo: Journeys Of Discovery

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2000 pcs
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Niue Island
Coin - Marco Polo: Journeys Of Discovery Coin - Marco Polo: Journeys Of Discovery Coin - Marco Polo: Journeys Of Discovery
Metal: Silver
Fineness (% purity): 99.9 %
Content (Troy OZ): 2 OZ
Denomination (NZD): $5
Weight (g): 62.2 g
Dimensions: Diameter - 40 mm
Quality: Antique Finish

Explore some of history's greatest efforts to uncover the unknown with the first release in the New Zealand Mint's Journeys of Discovery series, the 2015 Marco Polo 2 oz proof silver coin! This series celebrates fantastic feats of discovery and exploration, especially those accompanied by impressive journeys. With a limited mintage of just 2,000, these 2-ounce silver coins feature an antique finish proof effect, much like the Perth Mint's popular Gods of Olympus series. Struck from .999 fine silver for the Pacific island nation of Niue, these coins have a legal tender denomination of 5 Dollars.

The reverse design shows Marco Polo, the famed Italian merchant and traveler, sitting with Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan at a lavish palace in Asia. The two are shown exchanging goods and pleasantries before several onlookers. The inscription "MARCO POLO" is found at the top rim in a ribbon, while an ornate pattern fills the outer rim. The specifications "2 oz 999 FINE SILVER" are found in smaller text at the bottom rim. An attractive display case and certificate of authenticity, enclosed in a drawstring burlap sack to mimic how Marco Polo would have carried his belongings on the journey, are also included.

The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right. Her Majesty's name runs along the rim to the left, followed by the issuing nation "NIUE" at the top rim, the face value "FIVE DOLLARS" to the right, and the year-date "2015" at the bottom rim. These proof coins have an antique finish, meaning that in addition to creating an attractive contrast between the reflective fields and frosted high-relief devices, these coins' surfaces also have a warm metallic accent across the design that gives the coins a unique, Old-World appearance.

The New Zealand Mint has always been known for its attractive presentation packaging that matches the commemorative theme of the included coin. With the 2015 Niue $5 Marco Polo Journeys of Discovery 2 oz silver proof coin, the Mint once again goes above and beyond with its commitment to depicting the realism of the 13th century, the time period when Marco Polo made his historic journey to China and much of the Far East. Though hardly appreciated (or even believed) for his travels in his own time, Marco Polo's expedition across Eurasia is worth remembering with these .999 fine, 2-ounce silver proof coins, with their worldwide mintage of just 2,000 coins!

History and Personalities, Silver, Antique Finish, 2 OZ
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AngelaPeamp5 November 2018 16:44
Прошу прощения, который вмешался... Однако мне дюже близка эта тема. Соглашаться помочь.
Поздравляю, отличная мысль и кстати

Robyntoirl20 November 2018 16:17
Очень понравилось, даже не ожидала.

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AngelaDealp13 March 2019 19:11
Сижу и невдупляю как автор дошел до этого сам

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