The Kings of the Continents Series of silver coins from the New Zealand Mint debuted in 2016 with the release of the African Lion coin. The King of the Jungle is the perfect creature to debut a series featuring the dominant kings of the world’s seven continents. Today, the 2016 1 oz Niue Silver Kings of the Continents African Lion Coin is available from JM Bullion in BU condition.
- Ships in a capsule within a themed Kings of the Continent box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Maximum mintage set at just 5,000 coins for global distribution.
- 1st release in the Kings of the Continents Series.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) is fully backed by the government of Niue.
- Reverse features the colorized image of a giant African Lion.
- Obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- Brilliant Uncirculated specimen.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Niue Silver Kings of the Continents African Lion coin in this listing is a Brilliant Uncirculated product. Coins with a BU grade feature no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from striking.
The African Lion is known as the King of the Jungle, but its range on the African continent doesn’t actually contain any jungles. One of two subspecies of lion in the world, the African lion primarily inhabits grasslands, savannas, and other scrublands throughout the southern Sahara Desert, eastern, and southern Africa.
On the obverse of each coin you’ll find the image of Queen Elizabeth II. The common design theme used on the obverse of all New Zealand, and other commonwealth, coins, this portrait is a right-profile image of Her Majesty that was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The reverse of all 2016 1 oz Niue Silver Kings of the Continents African Lion coins features the image of a massive male lion. The hairs of the beast’s mane are standing on end, and his powerful jaw is open wide as he lets loose a fearsome roar.
Located in Auckland, the New Zealand Mint is one of the world’s most respected refineries. A privately owned company, the New Zealand Mint does not handle the production of any official currency for the nation of New Zealand.
If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact JM Bullion. You can contact us on the phone at 800-276-6508, reach out to us online using our live web chat, and send us an email with your inquiries.