|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2019||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 5 dollars||Dimensions: 45||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Gilding|
|ID: NU1190||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 500 pcs|
This wonderful 2 oz silver coin is the first one in the “Legendary Lands” series. It portrays Atlantis – the sunken city.
In Plato's dialogues “Timaeus and Critias”, Atlantis was described in detail as a lost civilization that was swallowed by the sea. The legend of Atlantis is a story that tells us about moral and spiritual people who lived in a highly advanced and utopian civilization. But then they became greedy, petty, and “morally bankrupt”. And as Orser said, “the gods became angry because the people had lost their way and turned to immoral pursuits”.
The reverse of the coin depicts a high relief image of famous legendary Atlantis being submerged by water. The obverse of the coin represents the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II submerged in the underwater world and the ruins of Atlantis after its submersion. The coin features a selective gold plating and a numbered edge.
An impressive coin depicting a fictional island from famous Plato's work!