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Why buy this 2020 $2 Niue 1 oz Silver Love is Precious - Birds of Paradise Proof?
The New Zealand Mint celebrates love with this exquisite Love is Precious Birds of Paradise. The coin is perfect for romantics, as well as those looking for a bright piece that can bring color to a collection. It was issued by Niue, an island nation in the South Pacific. Part of a mintage of just 3,000 pieces, this coin was struck on a 1 oz planchet of .999 fine silver.
Vibrant Birds of Paradise Design
The obverse bears a design that has been appearing on coinage from many countries over two decades, Ian Rank-Broadley's right-side effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The monarch is depicted wearing earrings and a tiara, while Rank-Broadley's initials, "IRB," are inscribed at the base of the design. The monarch's name, "ELIZABETH II," is inscribed to the left. Other rim inscriptions include the name of the coin's country, "NIUE," its face value, "TWO DOLLARS," and its date, "2020."
The reverse bears a colorful design of two birds of paradise. The male courts the female with a dance and has his full plumage on display. Above their beaks is a heart-shaped genuine cubic zirconia. An array of flowers spread out inside the rim frame. At the top of the main area is an inscription of the coin's weight and purity, "1 OZ 999 FINE SILVER." The frame features ornate patterns and the inscription "LOVE IS PRECIOUS."
Impeccable PF70 UC FR with Exclusive Pacific Rim Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided the grading information for this coin on an exclusive Pacific Rim label, on which there is an aerial view of an archipelago. NGC graded the piece Proof 70, thus indicating that it lacks even a single imperfection that is visible under 5x magnification. The grading company also certified the coin Ultra Cameo and First Releases. UC pieces exhibit particularly sharp contrasts between heavily frosted devices and deeply mirrored fields, while FR coins were submitted for grading within 30 days of their initial mint releases.
Add this $2 Niue 2020 1 oz Silver Love is Precious - Birds of Paradise Proof to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Mint:||New Zealand Mint|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Exclusive Pacific Rim Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Birds of Paradise|