Animals don’t always have to be massive in size to strike fear in the hearts of mankind. Snakes are among the most fearsome creatures on the planet, and it isn’t their size or frightening teeth that make them scary. The deadly venom contained within is the primary threat, and none is feared like the King Cobra. The 2016 1 oz Niue Silver Kings of the Continents King Cobra Coin is available from JM Bullion and continues the popular series from the New Zealand Mint.
- Ships to you in capsule within a themed box with Kings of the Continents artwork and Certificate of Authenticity.
- Maximum mintage set at 5,000 coins for global distribution.
- 3rd release of the Kings of the Continents Series.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (NZD) by the government of Niue.
- Obverse bears the Queen Elizabeth II design.
- Reverse includes the colorized image of a King Cobra.
- Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
These coins are part of the new Kings of the Continents Series. Coins in this release schedule feature new designs on the reverse of each coin, with colorized images representing a different animal found in specific regions of the world. For this third release, the King Cobra is featured.
King Cobras are so-named because of a set of 11 scales on the back of their heads. These 11 scales form a figure that looks a lot like a crown, hence the name King Cobra. The fearsome snakes can grow up to 24 feet in length, and typically inhabit the jungles of Asia and India, stretching from southeastern China across the Malay Peninsula and into the Philippine Islands.
Each of these 2016 1 oz Niue Silver Kings of the Continents King Cobra Coins earned a BU grade. Coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, with minor flaws present such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The obverse side of each coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This design has been in use since 1998 and is common on the obverse of all commonwealth coins, from Britain to Australia and New Zealand.
On the reverse of the 2016 1 oz Niue Silver Kings of the Continents King Cobra coin is the image of one of these fearsome creatures with its head reared up and ready to strike. The image of the snake alone is colorized on this coin.
The New Zealand Mint is one of the world’s finest minting facilities. Located in Auckland, New Zealand, the facility is a privately-owned entity with no association with the government of the country.
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