2015 VOLCANO VESUVIUS-POMPEII
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!
A coin of New Zealand, minted in Poland, with a chunk of lava. Can't get more special than that.
Now that is an interesting coin.
This is a fantastic and collectible unusual coin. Thank you very much for sharing this info.
Very interesting! I had thought of getting one myself, never happened...
That is a great looking coin - Thank you for sharing it - So many incredible ideas for collectibles & with the technology today, the creations are fascinating
i saw a really cool design like this but it was of the moon and included some moon dust in an inclosed capsol
Isn't it interesting that an island nation in South East Asia, contracts a mint in Poland to issue a commemorative of a volcano that last erupted in 68AD in a mintage of 688. My thought is that the government of Niue is playing with collectors to create a rarity that they can peddle at a price well above the coin's intrinsic value. A lot of countries did this sort of thing with stamps in the 1980s and 1990, where commemorative stamps galore were issued. Fortunately for stamp collectors a 10 cent stamp was not issued with a price of $10. It is one of those items that if it is of interest, get it. But get it, not for what it is worth or what the future value may be. Get it because it means something to you. It is a very beautiful piece and having been to Pompeii and Naples, having been around Vesuvius and being interested in Roman coins, I might look into buying one, but only because it is a curiosity and a fun piece.
it is selling for $200-$300 on ebay
very beautiful coin, i might get one
Now that's different. It's a beauty. Make sure you hang on to that. Nice gift. Did you tell the person who gave you that I was looking for one. No kidding good blog and thanks for the pictures.
Very interesting. It sure is different