The Mint of Poland’s latest silver coin brings the message of Freedom

A new two-ounce fine-silver coin from the Mint of Poland touches on a subject that is the hot topic of conversation around the world – Freedom. Choosing the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to the United States as the embodiment of the principle, the coin uses this giant symbol on both sides with what looks to be a decent representation in high-relief. The reverse uses colour in quite a psychedelic way, perhaps meaning to harken back to the peace movements of the Sixties.

The obverse depicts the back of the statue, also in high-relief and with some excellent background imagery of pigeons/doves launching away from treetops. Usually a mint that issues for Niue Island, Be Free is one of a growing number being issued for the Republic of Cameroon. A strange choice for this coin given that Cameroon ranks 145th of 159 on the Human Freedom Index, while New Zealand (the administrator of Niue) ranks 3rd. The coin comes in a floating frame and with a certificate of authenticity. The mintage is set at 999 and it should be shipping later this month

MINTS DESCRIPTION: In difficult times of uncertainty, surveillance, political turmoil and rising walls, freedom is an incalculable value. In the age of the Internet, it’s increasingly difficult to remain anonymous. This is why freedom is a treasure: it is lack of coercion, ability to make independent decisions and free will. Thanks to freedom you have a chance to understand what really matters in life.

The Statue of Liberty is an icon of freedom of man and thought. For over a century her triumphantly raised torch connects heaven and earth. No wind can ever quench the flame – the symbol of enlightenment and life. If the question of freedom is close to your heart, and, at the same time, you value beauty a lot, this coin will undoubtedly appeal to you. Thanks to high-relief, the Statue of Liberty has been featured on the coin’s surface with meticulous attention to detail. Also, the innovative 3D laser frosting decorating the coin’s obverse draws the attention of coin collectors all over the world.

REVERSE: Statue of Liberty (high relief). In the background – stylized decorative surface (multi-color digital printing), inscription: BE FREE (laser frosting).

OBVERSE: In the central part of the coin – Statue of Liberty (high relief). In the background – stylized decorative surface: pigeons, trees (3D laser frosting). Along the rim, on a separate ring – inscriptions: 2000 FRANCS CFA (face value), REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN (issuer), 2018 (year of issue).

COMPOSITION 0.999 silver
WEIGHT 62.2 grams
DIAMETER 45.00 mm
BOX / COA Yes / Yes