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16 Mar 2017

What a Relief!

| chlavo

Thousands of years ago the Greeks and Romans feared the gods and goddesses they created. Classical Greek art portrays these deities as powerful beings that are to be respected and worshiped. This coin perfectly honors the Greek god Ares and the power he was believed to possess; the scene on the reverse shows a battle with Ares, fully armored, at the forefront charging, seemingly right off the coin. He brandishes a sword and a shield which has a roaring lion, a symbol of strength and courage. Behind Ares looms a Greek temple, and an army of men loyally following him to war.

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29 Jan 2017

2015 VOLCANO VESUVIUS-POMPEII

Coins-World | Longstrider

Here I have, for your enjoyment, a unique specimen of a 2 ounce silver coin. Specifically, it is a 2 dollars New Zealand, face value, of a Niue coin minted by the Mint of Poland in 2015. It is 99.999% silver. The finish is an antique type with real lava from the area and selective copper plating. It is 50.00 millimeters in diameter and has a very limited mintage of just 688 pieces. A lot of variables for one coin! I was lucky enough to receive this coin as a gift. My wife felt, as an Italian, I should own this piece of world history from my ancestral home! The coin comes in a beautiful wooden presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. The obverse side is convex struck in High-Relief is a depiction of the volcano itself. The reverse side is concave and includes a half sphere of lava material from the region. It is embedded in the center. I hope you enjoy this coin as much as I do. Thanks for looking and your comments!

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