2019 2oz $5 NZD Niue Dr. Pestilence Mask Antique Finish
Mintage: 500 coins
Finish: Antique Finish
Denomination: $5 NZD
Metal Content: 2 troy oz
Diameter: 50 mm
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This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is the second issue from the “Masks” series and is dedicated to the symbol of the “Black Death” plague – the Pestilence Mask.
Pestilence, black death - these are the names with which that plague has been described for hundred of years. Doctors wore black leather coats and characteristic masks in the shape of bird beaks as part of the -not very effective- protection. This mask became a symbol of the plague and today the doctor fighting this disease is called the Doctor Pestilence. This disease took a huge toll, in the 14th century it reduced the population of Europe by as much as 80%.
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- 2019 Dr. Pestilence Mask Antique Finish - 2 oz
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