Croceye Ultra High Relief

Niue Islands 2013 - $2 - Croceye Ultra High Relief - 1oz LIMITED Antique Finish Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 1.000 have been issued!
This antique finish silver coin is dedicated to natures wild animals.

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 55 x 33 mm
Mintage 100
Quality Antique-Finish
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $150.93
Coin Story

The first crocodiles appeared 240 million years ago, at the same time with the dinosaurs (to which they are related), had less than 1 m in length and ran on two feet! That’s why even today, crocodiles have longer hind limbs than fore limbs.
The largest crocodile species is saltwater crocodile encountered from India to northern Australia and Fiji. It can reach 7 m in length and 1 tonne in weight. Crocodile skin is considered one of the finest and best, being soft and durable. In many tribal societies, skin crocodile is used as a symbol of high status. The value of the crocodile skin has been fueling an intense poaching and today many of the 23 species of crocodiles and relatives are threatened, many populations being wiped out. The salvation of the crocodiles could come from the crocodile farms.
Crocodiles have a special eye background. When light is incident into the crocodile eye, it appears to glow. Behind the retina is a layer, which reflects light like a mirror. Since crocodiles often hunt in the evening or at night, their eyes have adapted their way of life and developed catlike, slit pupils (both with glasses and with lids). They are equipped with a great vision in dim light, but they can not perceive colors. Brightness draws the pupil a thin vertical line, while in the twilight, the pupil will be extended into a large round circle. To “cry crocodile tears” is a common expression which is used for depicting fake sadness. It has its origins in the myth according to which reptiles weep while eating humans. But, believe it or not, crocodiles really do wipe while feasting, but rather due to physiological reasons than remorse.

Reverse Design

The reverse captures a highly detailed image of a crocodile eye. A special minting technique with completely printed ultra high relief is used, to show the Crocodile skin. Also 5C photorealistic digital printing with extra coat of lacquer is applied on the eye, to give it a more realistic effect.

Obverse Design

The obverse features Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the issuing nation "Niue Islands", the year "2013" and the denomination "$2".


The Croceye Ultra High Relief silver coin comes encapsulated with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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