World Heritage - St. George

Niue Islands 2014 - $5 - World Heritage - St. George - 2oz LIMITED Gilded Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 999!
This gilded silver coin is convex shaped and very rare!
€300.00

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Land Niue Islands
Jahr 2014
Währung Dollar
Nominalwert Zahl 5
Metall Siber - vergoldet
Feinheitsgrad 999/1000
Gewicht 2oz - 62,2g
Dimension 27 x 77 mm
Rand Flat
Dicke 2,44 mm
Mintage 999
Qualität Proof
Echtheitszertifikat ja
Präsentationsbox ja
Price €300.00
Coin Story

This convex shaped gilded silver coin is dedicated to the "Orthodox Shrines". Saint George is shown with the dragon, which, as legend has it, he has killed, saving the daughter of the king of Lydia. A Christian tribune in the Roman army, George is fancifully dressed in allantica armour. His broken lance pierces the dragon's head. Saint George is shown, in contemporary XV century armour, with the dragon he slew. This one, of three panels, is from the altarpiece painted for a Dominican church in the Marchigian town of Ascoli Piceno.

Reverse Design

The reverse depicts Saint George standing over the slayed dragon. The character is beautifully designed and offsets itself against the finely engraved gilded background. The coin matches the original "Saint George" painting by Carlo Crivelli, located in the Italian Metropolitan Museum.

Obverse Design

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

Packaging

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

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