2020 1oz Niue Dinosaurs Stegosaurus Silver Colored Antique
This remarkably fine, limited mintage 2020 1oz Niue Dinosaurs Stegosaurus Silver Colored Antique Proof coin arrives as the 4th release of the Niue Dinosaurs colorized antiqued proof series. With the great success of the previous three offerings, we are excited to see the fourth coming available! Following a similar basic layout as the previous three releases, we are sure you will be pleased with this powerful Stegosaurus design.
Although the Stegosaurus was relatively large, its most distinctive features included the upright boney plates that followed the ridge of its back, from neck to tail. This unusual feature is why it was designated “Stegosaurus,” which means “roof lizard” from the original Greek. It was a lizard that had a distinctive roof covering (the boney plates). Also, extending at the end of its tail, were a series of sharp spikes. As displayed in the coin design, the Stegosaurus had rather short front legs and long hind legs, making its posture much lower to ground at the head, extending to a rounded back, and with the tail raised high. It is generally believed that the spiked tail was greatly effective against predators. These dinosaurs were herbivorous.
As a legal tender release by Niue, the obverse displays the distinctive Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions encircling the rim include, “ELIZABETH II . NIUE . TWO DOLLARS. 2020.”
The reverse follows the basic design scheme of the series. Featured is the finely detailed colorized image of the Stegosaurus against an antiqued, prehistoric background. The colorization of this massive ancient beast is magnificent. Inscriptions include “Stegosaurus” at the top rim, and “1 oz Fine Silver” at the bottom.
- 2020 1oz Niue Dinosaurs Stegosaurus Silver Colored Antique.
- Produced by the New Zealand Mint for Niue.
- Fourth release of Niue Dinosaurs series.
- Extremely limited mintage of only 2,000 for worldwide distribution!
- Contains 1 troy oz of 999 Fine Silver in Proof condition.
- The antiqued finish greatly adds to the overall effect of this powerful colorized design!
- Obverse: displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include, “ELIZABETH II . NIUE . TWO DOLLARS . 2020.”
- Each coin is presented in a fine display case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, and arrives in an amazingly illustrated shipper.