|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2011||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 2 dollars||Dimensions: 38,61||Coin Accent: Coloring, Unusual Shape|
|ID: NU0186||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 8000 pcs|
A modern Japanese digital painter Yutaka Kagaya gained huge popularity among admirers of exquisite romantic, hypnotizing beautiful fantasy pictures. Now we can get double portion of admiration as the Niue Island issued the Zodiac series of extraordinary pure silver coins with illustrations created by Kagaya.
The obverse of the Cancer rectangular silver coin features the effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II who is a sovereign of the Niue commonwealth. Denomination of the silver coin and year of issue, are placed along the edge of the obverse as well as the graphic symbols of zodiac signs.
The reverse design of the coin presents the colourful image of the goddess of gods Hera leaning on her loyal minion a giant crab (cancer) surrounded by the moonshine and silence of the sea where the waves are softly lapping her feet. A graphic symbol of the zodiac sign and inscription with its name in Greek and Latin and relevant dates are as well indicated on the silver coin reverse. Cancerian's nature is fully revealed in the moonlight, which is very suitable to their passing moods and emotions. Person under the Cancer sign posses a very contagious laughter. At any party, it can be the most fun person and you may hear his/her “crazy lunar laugh.” If Cancer is not kidding himself/herself, then he/she is laughing at the jokes of others. But when the Cancer is distressed, state of sadness and insecurity forces them to seek solitude, as the real cancers do.