Orthodox Shrines - St. Nicholas 2015

Niue Islands 2014 - $2 - Orthodox Shrines - St. Nicholas - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 3.000!
This silver proof coin with a flat edge is convex shaped.
$128.70

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2014
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver - Gilded
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 27 x 47 mm
Edge Flat
Thickness 2,44 mm
Mintage 3000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $128.70
Coin Story

This convex shaped silver proof coin is dedicated to the "Orthodox Shrines". One of the most revered saints, after the Virgin Mary, is the “Saint of God”, Bishop Nicholas of Myra. He was born in 257 in the seaside town of Patara (Lycia) in Asia, a minor province of the Roman Empire, as the son of an elderly couple. From his childhood on, Nicholas helped anyone in need of help, continually doing good deeds; however, he did it in secret. Over time, people knew who committed these miracles, and his fame spread throughout the province. St. Nicholas the Archbishop served until his death, simultaneously performing good deeds, and became known around the world. The “Saint of God” glorified many miracles in the name of God, hence his nickname "The Miracle Worker". He is revered by all Christians: Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants.

Reverse Design

The reverse design depicts St. Nicholas. The character is designed to match the original icon and offsets itself against the reflecting silver proof background. Parts of his clothes, his halo and the border of the coin are gilded.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The coin is packaged inside an elegant and rich wooden box. It is in a beautiful case, which is doing a great job in staging this remarkable coin. The Certificate of Authenticity is displayed on the inner packaging.

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