Worlds great cities feature on new Niuean proof silver coin series

Another new series has its debut from the New Zealand Mint today. Struck to a proof standard in one-ounce of fine silver, devoid of colour, each coin will look at one of the world’s great cities through its buildings and monuments. The first coin chooses New York for its inspiration, adorning the coin with simplified silhouette images of skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty, both irrevocably linked with this metropolis. Just the city name and the composition are inscribed on this face, the latter in the usual unobtrusive font.

Packaging is similar to the Kings of the Continents series, the coin held in a tray that slides out from a themed slipcase, all very neat and attractive. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley.

Selling for $80.00 USD, the coin is available to buy now, with mintage limited to 3,000 units.

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MINTS DESCRIPTION

The New York 1 oz Silver Coin marks the first release in the new Great Cities coin collection – featuring significant cities from around the world. The 1 oz fine silver coins in this collection are of a stunning contemporary-style design, combining engraving against a proof quality background.

In 1664, after seizing New Amsterdam from the Dutch who had settled there, the British gave it a new name: New York City.

For the next century, the population of New York City grew larger and more diverse as it became a destination for immigrants coming to the country to begin a new life. Now, more than 8 million people live in the city’s five boroughs – The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

New York City is one of the top destinations for tourists around the world. Drawcards include the iconic Statue of Liberty, shopping on Fifth Avenue, the impressive Central Park, the hustle and bustle of Times Square and Broadway – the heart of the NYC’s performing arts scene. Along with iconic museums and galleries – destinations like the Met and MOMA house immense collections – the City is also a culinary capital featuring cuisines from every corner of the globe, including the world famous NYC pizza and bagels.

DESIGN: shows the world-renowned Statue of Liberty in front of distinctive buildings from the New York City skyline.

PACKAGING: The coin is encased in an elegant themed box which slides open to reveal the coin nestled in a black velvet interior. The uniquely numbered certificate of authenticity sits within the packaging.

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SPECIFICATION

DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA
$2 NEW ZEALAND 0.999 SILVER 31.1 g 40.0 mm PROOF  3,000 YES / YES

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NEW ZEALAND MINT GREAT CITIES RANGE