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Niue 2016 30$ Mount Shape Vesuvius Volcano 6oz Proof Silver Coin


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Niue 2016 30$ Mount Shape Vesuvius Volcano 6oz Proof Silver Coin


  • 6 oz silver 999.9 proof
  • Amazing volcano shape, elaborate design
  • Roman mosaic motifs, images of Bacchian rites from Villa of Mysteries
  • Dimensions - 54 x 49 x 21 mm
  • Specially designed box
  • Worldwide mintage - 600 pieces


Country: Niue Metal Purity: 999.9 Box: Yes
Year of Issue: 2016 Weight: 186.6 g CoA: Yes
Face Value: 30 dollars Dimensions: Coin Accent: Unusual Shape
ID: NU0704 Quality: Proof
Mintage quantity: 600 pcs

This innovative silver coin is dedicated to the only active volcano located on the European mainland, as well as one of the five most dangerous volcanoes in the world. An exceptional accomplishment of contemporary coinage and embodiment of pure innovation, this piece is one-of-a-kind coin in the shape of a volcano! Struck from 6 oz silver 999.9 proof, the 54 x 49 x 21 mm coin has got the limited mintage of only 600 pieces worldwide.

The obverse of the coin, which is actually the foot of the volcano, features the effigy of Her Majesty Elizabeth II surrounded by the following inscriptions: the Queen’s name, the face value of the coin, its issuing country and year.

The extraordinary design and shape of the coin emblematically reflect the turbulent history of Vesuvius and the ancient city of Pompeii. It is ornately embellished with Roman mosaic motifs and images of Bacchian rites from the villa of Mysteries in Pompeii. The incredible crater (Gran Cono) of the Vesuvius of nowadays has a diameter of 700m, a circumference of 12km and is 200m deep. In reality the volcano system, in general called the Vesuvius, comprises two volcanoes: The Monte Somma (dormant) and the Vesuvius (Gran Cono). This silver luxurious souvenir is sure to enchant any connoisseur of monetary art!

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