Old Soviet Cars - Coin Set

Niue Islands 2010 - $2 - Old Soviet Cars - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin Set

No more than 15.000 of the "Old Soviet Cars" silver coins will be issued by New Zealand Mint.
These silver coins with a milled edge are dedicated to classical "Old Soviet Cars".

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Delivery time 1 - 2 days

Country Niue Islands
Year 2010
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,7 mm
Mintage 15000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $232.83
Coin Story - Reverse Design

The reverse features each of the selected cars in full colour along with the Metal weight and Purity. The title “Old Soviet Cars” and the cars name are the featured text. The Designs feature, in full colour, the following Cars of the Soviet Era

GAZ-12 ZIM is a limousine produced at the GAZ from 1950 till 1959. ZIM abbreviation stands for Zavod Imeni Molotova, which reflects the part of factory’s official name at the time. Models produced after 1956 did not carry the ZIM abbreviation anymore. 4 and 5-door ambulance versions GAZ-12B were also produced from 1951 till 1960. A phaeton version existed, only 3 pieces were built between 1949 and 1951 for the government elite. Pre-production started in 1949, and it is believed that the first prototype was constructed in 1948.

GAZ M20:
The GAZ-M20 “Pobeda” is a passenger car produced in the Soviet Union by GAZ from 1946 until 1958. It was also licensed to Polish Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych. The first Pobeda was developed in the Soviet Union under chief engineer Andrei A. Liphart. “Pobeda” means “victory” and the choice of name was not accidental. The car’s first tests were conducted at Gorky Avto Zavod (GAZ, Gorky Car Plant) in 1943, when victory in World War II began to seem likely. The plant was later heavily bombarded, but work was unaffected. The first prototype was ready on November 6, 1944, and after it gained approval the first production model rolled off the assembly line on June 21, 1946.

GAZ M21 Volga:
The GAZ M21 Volga, the first car to carry the Volga name, was developed in the early 1950s from Ford Crestline. Volgas were built to last in the harsh climate and rough roads of the Soviet Union, with high ground clearance (what gives it a specific “high” look, contrary to “low-long-sleek” look of American cars of resembling design), rugged suspension, strong and forgiving engine, and rust proofing on a scale unheard of in the 1950s.

Moskvitch 400:
The Moskvitch 400 / 420 was a car from Soviet manufacturer Moskvitch introduced in 1947. It was largely based on the pre-war Opel Kadett. A test model “Model 10” was first made, it was thought that Joseph Stalin disliked the headlight design, the fact that it only had two doors, and some other details — so the car was redesigned.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Each four-coin set comes in a replica dashboard box with dials, each dashboard will be personalised as odometer number will match the certificate number a colourful outer packer, accompanied by a numbered certificate of Authenticity, which includes background information on each car.

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