The island nation of Niue has one of the fastest growing portfolios of silver and gold coins struck in its name. Produced primarily by the New Zealand Mint, there are other collections emerging for this tiny nation in the South Pacific. Among them is the exciting new Athenian Owl stackable coin. The 2017 1 oz Niue Silver Athena Owl Coin is available to you online today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual flip, plastic tube of 20, mini boxes of 100 or monster boxes of 500!
- Stackable design!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of $2 (NZD) by Niue.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth IIs effigy.
- Reverse features a majestic Athenian Owl design.
Based upon the Owl of Athena, these 2017 Niue Silver Athena Owl coins are a product of SilverTowne, and have several unique design features. First and foremost, the background field on both sides of the coins include a hammered finish that gives the silver coins a unique, ancient appearance.
Secondarily, the coins all have an outer-rim design on the obverse and reverse face of alternating raised and sunken surfaces. These features of the design interlock so you can easily stack your 2017 1 oz Niue Silver Athena Owl Coins together.
All Silver Athena Owl coins in this product listing are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice a range of detracting flaws that include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks as a result of striking the blanks during production.
On the obverse of all 2017 1 oz Niue Silver Athena Owl Coins youll find the familiar right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In use on commonwealth coins since her ascension to the throne of England in 1952, Her Majestys portrait on these coins comes from Ian Rank-Broadley, and was designed in 1998 as the fourth-generation depiction.
The reverse of the Silver Athena Owl Coins includes the famous depiction of an Athenian Owl, or the creature otherwise known as an Owl of Athena. The owl was, in Greek mythology, the traditional partner accompanying the goddess of wisdom, Athena. Over thousands of years, the owl became known as a symbol of knowledge and wisdom because of its association with Athena.
SilverTowne is a private minting facility in the United States, with its headquarters in Indiana since it was founded in 1949 by Leon Hendrickson. What started out as a small operation out of a cigar box under a lunch counter has grown into a multi-million dollar business striking rounds, coins, and bars for various entities.
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