The California Gold Rush of 1848 stands not only as one of the most important gold discoveries in world history, but also one of the most impactful as it literally changed the fortunes of the United States. Coin Jewels of Torrance, California brings you the 2016 1 oz Antique Silver Niue Gold Rushes of the World California coin.
- Limited mintage of just 5,000 coins in total!
- Part of the 1st release in a Gold Rushes of the World Series!
- Ships in a collectible black box for perfect display.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Center capsule features flakes of 24-karat gold.
- Issued a face value of 5 New Zealand Dollars and is legal tender in Niue.
- Obverse features the image of a gold prospector panning a river for flakes of gold.
- Reverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
When the California Gold Rush struck, the demographics of what was once known simply as the California Republic changed forever. Americans started flooding from the Midwest and Eastern seaboard to California. People were so enticed by the prospect of instant wealth that they made the treacherous trip by land and sea, some going down around the southern tip of South America via boat just to reach the Pacific Coast of North America.
In this unique release, a partnership between Coin Jewels and New Zealand Mint, a pure .999 silver coin features a unique inset capsule in the surface of the coin that has flakes of 24-karat gold included. The capsule portion plays perfectly into the obverse design set.
On the obverse of the 2016 1 oz Antique Silver Niue Gold Rushes of the World California coin you’ll see a prospector kneeling down along the edge of a creek panning for gold. The inclusion of the 24-karat gold flakes in the capsule perfectly reflects the prospector’s pan with gold captured within.
The reverse of the coin offers another glimpse at the 24-karat gold in the capsule, and features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Engravings on this side include the nation of issue, year of issue, face value, weight, purity, and metal content of the coin.
Each of these California Gold Rush Silver Coins features an antique finish, which adds depth and warmth to the design of the coin. Antiquing gives coins the visual appeal of decades worth of handling, without exposing them to the wear and tear of circulation.
Coin Jewels is a Torrance, California-based company that specializes in producing a variety of silver products that include numismatic coins and gambling chips/tokens for casinos.
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