The Tooth Fairy

Niue Islands 2013 - $1 - The Tooth Fairy - 1/2oz LIMITED Silver Coin

No more than 5.000 of the "The Tooth Fairy" silver coins will be issued by New Zealand Mint.
This is a silver coin with a milled edge!
$57.33

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Delivery time 1 - 2 days

Country Niue Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1/2oz - 15,55g
Diameter 40 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $57.33
Coin Story

Folklore states that when a child loses a baby tooth, if she or he places it beneath their pillow, the Tooth Fairy will visit while the child sleeps, replacing the tooth with a small payment. This tradition originated in Europe where it was customary to bury baby teeth that fell out, or for parents to slip a gift or money from the Tooth Fairy under the child's pillow as a reward. In northern Europe, there was also a tradition of tann-fé or tooth fee, which was paid when a child lost their first tooth. This tradition is recorded in writings as early as the Eddas, written between the 14th and 17th centuries.

Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts a child-like, winged tooth fairy in high quality colour, clothed in yellow and white. She is seated on a crescent moon engraved with the words The Tooth Fairy. This finely crafted image is set against a proof quality, mirror background scattered with stars.

Obverse Design

The coin’s obverse features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.The coin is issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of Niue Island.

Packaging

The Tooth Fairy coin is packaged inside a shimmery silver oval shaped gift box. The outer packaging features a sweet illustration of a colourful fairy forest. When opened, the 1/2 oz coin and Certificate of Authenticity are displayed.

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