Amber Route - Gdańsk Antique Finish

Niue Islands 2008 - $1 - Amber Route - Gdańsk - 28,28g LIMITED Silver Coin

10.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This antique finish silver coin comes with an amber stone and is dedicated to the ancient amber route.
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Country Niue Islands
Year 2008
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 28,28g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Edge Serrated
Mintage 10000
Quality Antique-Finish
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $69.03
Coin Story

The coins are a tribute to the main cities through which the old route of commercial contacts went. This route connected the European states at the Mediterranean Sea and the land on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea. The route received its name thanks to trips organized mainly to get amber. The first trips to get this old subject of trade exchange were organized in the 5th century. The exact route has never been established unambiguously, however, it is assumed that it went through Kaliningrad, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Stare Hradisko, Cranuntum and Aquilei.

Reverse Design

In the centre, a stylized image of the Neptun statue from the Old Town of Gdańsk city. On the left, an image of a coin, which the ambers were paid for in those times. Above the coin, an amber insert. At the background, a stylized image of the port crane, called “Żuraw” from the Old Town. On the left, along the edge, a semicircular inscription in Polish: SZLAK BURSZTYNOWY (Amber Route). At the top, on the right, an inscription: GDAŃSK (name of the Polish city – point of the Amber Route).

Obverse Design

In the centre, a stylized image of a cart, in which ambers were carried by the Romans from Baltic Sea to Italy. Behind the cart, on the left, a stylized image of a head of the Roman. On the background, a stylized image of a map with Baltic Sea outline. At the top, along the edge, a semicircular inscription: AMBER ROUTE. At the bottom, a semicircular inscription: NIUE ISLAND; above it, a nominal value: 1 Dollar. An image of the Queen Elizabeth II with the Mint’s mark (m/w), on the left of the cart. On the right of the Queen’s head, an inscription: ELIZABETH II; under it, a year of issue: 2008.

Packaging

The Amber Route - Gdańsk silver coin comes encapsuled, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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