|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2016||Weight: 17.5 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 38.61||Coin Accent: Stone insert|
|ID: NU0816||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
This new issue featuring a Pygmy Hippopotamus – a smaller cousin of the well-known Nile hippo – reminds us about the fragile beauty of living things being on the verge of extinction. Issued as part of the Endangered Animal Species series, the coin is a unique piece of art with the limited mintage of a mere 999 pieces worldwide. Fine .999 silver in proof quality, vibrant digital printing and a genuine Swarovski insert make the Pygmy Hippopotamus coin truly gorgeous!
The obverse of the Niue coin traditionally bears the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the following inscriptions: the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin, its metal fineness, issuing country and year.
The coin enchants with its silver gleams and precise finishing. Thanks to high-end digital printing, the images of Pygmy Hippos depicted on the reverse look extremely lifelike. Decorative surface in the background alludes to the swamps and marshes of Africa – the natural habitat of these herbivores. Gleaming with a beautiful smoky color, the Swarovski crystal shows the regional distribution of the species on the map of the world. The coin is accompanied by a specially designed presentation case, pleasantly decorated with the images of impressive Pygmy Hippopotamus.