Niue - 5 Dollar 2018 ASIATIC LION SKULL- THE BEAST’S SKULL ANTIQUE FINISH - 2 Oz - Silver

Description
Niue - 5 Dollar 2018 ASIATIC LION SKULL- THE BEAST’S SKULL ANTIQUE FINISH - 2 Oz - Silver
FDC/BU

This high relief 3D lifelike coin series honours endangered beasts in Asia, featuring half the endangered beast’s head and half its skull. The first coin in the series features Asiatic Lion, a large predatory cat, which is an endangered lion species native in India. Its skin tears in the middle revealing the lion skull on the right. Its fur is heavily speckled with black spots and it has a longitudinal fold of skin running along its belly.. The coin bears an ultra-high relief effect in antique finishing that is masterfully crafted to bring to life the Asiatic Lion. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley and is legal tender in Niue. The coin is presented in a matching thematic box.

Mintage: 500
Finish: Antique Finish
Purity: .999
Diameter: 40 mm

Lot details
Country
Niue
Nominal Value
5
Currency
Dollar
Year/Period and Variation
2018 ASIATIC LION SKULL- THE BEAST’S SKULL ANTIQUE FINISH - 2 Oz
Precious metals
Silver
Condition
FDC/BU
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