|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2016||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 38.61||Coin Accent: Antique Finish, Stone insert|
|ID: NU0698||Quality: Antique finish|
|Mintage quantity: 686 pcs|
This stunning depiction of Mercury took the shape of a new domed convex silver coin by Niue. As the second coin of a new Solar System series, this 1 oz 999 silver slice with yellow antique finish boasts a real Mercury meteorite NWA 8409 inlay. With the limited mintage of only 686 pieces worldwide, the coin comes housed in a luxury wooden box with a CoA included.
The unique obverse design is an amazing replica of Mercury, the smallest planet in the Solar System and the one closest to the Sun. There is also a small effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the following inscriptions: the Queen’s name, the coin’s metal fineness, issuing country and year. The face value of the coin is indicated below.
The reverse with its domed convex yellow antique finish surface and a real Mercury meteorite is what will catch your eye at once. The NWA 8409 Meteorite (ungrouped magnesian Achondrite) is paired to NWA 7325 and NWA 8014. It’s got primary cumulate igneos texture, composed mainly of calcic plagioclase, Cr-bearing diopside and forsterite. An extremely interesting collector’s item!