|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!