Theres a new silver coin available in the precious metals industry, and it comes in the form of a coin that has one of the oldest coinage designs known to mankind. Introduced with a 2017 issue, the Silver Athena Owl Coin delivers a classic design from Greek mythology to modern silver bullion. Right now, the 2018 1 oz Niue Silver Athena Owl Stackable Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in individual protective plastic, tubes of 20 coins, and master boxes of 500 coins!
- 2nd issue of the Athena Owl coin!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of Two Dollars backed by the government of Niue.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth IIs effigy.
- Reverse features the Owl of Athena originally appearing on the silver tetradrachms.
- Background field features a beautiful hammered finish.
Each of the 2018 1 oz Niue Silver Athena Owl Stackable Coins in this listing is available in BU condition. Coins in BU condition exhibit no indications of wear and tear on the surfaces or design elements. However, minor flaws from the coining process are possible and include breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The Owl of Athena is an owl with exceptionally large eyes, even by the standards of the species, that has long been associated with or shown in the company of the goddess Athena from Greek mythology. This particular design comes from the silver tetradrachm coin that was used for over a thousand years in the Greek world with little to no changes in the design.
Coins in the 2018 1 oz Niue Silver Athena Owl Stackable collection are just that; stackable. The coins have alternating raised edges along the outer rim of the design field that allow the coins to be stacked together for storage with greater integrity in the pile. The edge fit together to provide a more stable stack.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Niue Silver Athena Owl Stackable Coin is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majestys effigy as captured here is the fourth-generation design, and it was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. It also features text of the Queens name, face value of the coin, and the year of issue.
The reverse of each Niue Silver Athena Owl Stackable Coin features a precise replica of the silver tetradrachm coin. The Owl of Athena is featured in a right-profile relief with an engraving of AOE found to the right side of the design. This is a Greek abbreviation for the phrase of the Athenians.
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