|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2015||Weight: 62.2 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 2 dollars||Dimensions: 50||Coin Accent: Antique Finish|
|ID: NU0665||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 688 pcs|
Truly captivating, this silver coin by Niue continues the 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 Volcano Vesuvius, Italy, known as the only active volcano in mainland Europe. 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 the incredible crater of the Vesuvius, than a coin side. The crater nowadays has a diameter of 700m, a circumference of 12km and is 200m deep. The original volcano was probably destroyed by its eruption 79 A.D. when the streams of lava buried Pompeii and Herculaneum. 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.