|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2014||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 2 dollars||Dimensions: 50||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Glass and locket insert|
|ID: NU0511||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 688 pcs|
Truly captivating, this silver coin by Niue starts a new Volcano series! It’s a 2 oz silver .999 piece with ultra-high relief 8 mm and a real lava inlay, superbly crafted for the most demanding collectors! The unique dome and convex-shaped design is dedicated to Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia. The worldwide mintage is limited to only 688 pieces!
The convex obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the following inscriptions: the Queen’s name, the coin’s issuing year and country. Among the other legends, there are: the name of the coin, its face value and metal fineness.
Notable for its unique lava inlay, the reverse is more like a caldera of Erta Ale, than a coin side. It is one of the few volcanoes in the world to have an almost persistent lava lake. The latter has been active during most of the time since it was first discovered in 1960s. Known as one of the driest, lowest, and hottest places on Earth, this constantly active basaltic shield volcano is 2,011-feet high. The coin is a real catch for those enjoying high relief coins with antique finish – it displays the volcano surface in stunning detail. Superb design – superb craftsmanship! Accompanied by a COA, the hand-size volcano coin comes in a stylized luxury box.