The lion has been long known as the King of Beasts, drawing human fascination for its size, ferocity, and majestic appearance. It has been symbolically important to human cultures for thousands of years, appearing first in cave art 32,000 years ago and persisting as a symbol of everything from virtue to royal power, or the sheer ferocity of nature itself. The image of the roaring lion in a new pure silver collectible coin from the New Zealand Mint is definitely an example of the latter. The 2022 2 oz Niue Silver Lion Coin shows the ferocious cat at its fiercest and is now available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a bold, custom-designed display case!
- Issued in 2022 as part of the Fierce Nature collection!
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Carries a face value of $5 (NZD), legal tender of Niue.
- The obverse side shows Queen Elizabeth II in a profile effigy.
- The reverse side is a shaped sculpture of a roaring lion’s head.
Lions have always riveted the human imagination, first as wild competitors to the isolated human clans and tribes of prehistory, and then as various kinds of cultural symbols after the rise of civilization. So pervasive were these symbols, seen in everything from religion to political symbolism and just general decorative motifs, that the lion eventually appeared even in the art of cultures that had no direct contact with them. The New Zealand Mint’s Fierce Nature collection pays tribute to the ancient appeal of the lion with its latest collectible.
The 2022 Niue Silver Lion Coin is a gorgeous shaped coin whose antique finish perfectly showcases the details of the artwork. JM Bullion ships this item fully insured against loss or damage, and it arrives in a boldly branded coin case with a display window. Supplies in this limited mintage are extremely limited, so nature lovers and discerning collectors should order early.
The coin’s obverse side confirms it as legal tender of Niue with an official effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE,” “FIVE DOLLARS,” and “2022,” along with a confirmation of the coin’s weight and silver content.
The reverse side is a vividly detailed sculpture of the head of a roaring lion. The antique finish brings out the extraordinary detail in every aspect of the sculpture from the mane and whiskers to the fangs and blazing eyes.
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