|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2013||Weight: 186.6 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 50 dollars||Dimensions: 32||Coin Accent: Coloring, Gilding, Unusual Shape|
|ID: NU0233||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 2500 pcs|
An exceptional release by the Island of Niue! The first of its kind – a unique cylinder-shaped coin proof silver coin is to be presented to the world soon. The coin bears the title “Fortuna Redux Mercury” and has got a very limited mintage amount of 2 500 pieces only.
Represented on the obverse of the coin, there is the portrait of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. The image of Mercury and the inscriptions indicating the face value of the coin as well as its weight can be seen next to it. To the left of the image, there are the legends denoting the name of the issuing country, the issuing year and the standard of coinage.
The reverse design features the gilded effigy of Mercury, the god of trade and profit, merchants and travelers against the background of a map of the galaxy. Roman depiction of Mercury was often accompanied by the inscription Fortuna Redux meaning successful coming back. Fortuna Redux, one of the many aspects of the Roman Goddess of Luck, Fortuna, was in charge of bringing people home safely. The extraordinary edge of the coin is embellished with the stylized image of Mercury's legs with god's wings against the background of a world map.