|Country: Niue||Metal Purity: 999||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2019||Weight: 17.5 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 1 dollar||Dimensions: 38.61||Coin Accent: Gilding, Glass and locket insert|
|ID: NU1115||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 999 pcs|
This marvellous silver coin belongs to an ongoing series that is dedicated to the Scarabaeus.
This coin combines two powerful ancient figures of strength and power – an onyx and a scarabaeus. Onyx is a stone appreciated already in the old civilizations of China, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. It is believed that the onyx, thanks to its protective properties, empowered an internal strength and eased the fears. On the other hand, a scarabaeus is an Egyptian symbol of rebirth. Besides, it is considered to be an ancient symbol of prosperity. In ancient Egypt, scarabaeuses were the epitome of divinity and the symbol of rebirth and wandering of the sun's disk across the sky. The images of scarabaeuses, made of precious metals and expensive stones, served as amulets or even currencies. Today talismans in the form of scarabaeuses are found in the countries with which Ancient Egypt maintained trade relations.
The reverse of the coin contains a wonderful image of a black scarab with opened wings, facing the onyx insert. The obverse of the coin portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is decorated with natural tiger onyx. It features a gold plating technique. The mintage is limited to 999 pieces worldwide.
Those two motifs combined on one unique coin will become your priceless talisman!