2020 Niue India Imperial Art 2oz Silver Antique
This is the fifth release in the Imperial Art 2oz antiqued silver series, produced for Niue by the Mint of Gdansk. This 2020 Niue India Imperial Art 2oz Silver Antique coin is a real beauty. As introduced by the mint,
“Imperial Art is a series of beautiful and extremely carefully crafted coins, whose theme is art, architecture and achievements of the oldest civilizations in history. The civilization of the Indus Valley, also known as the Harappan civilization after one of its major cities, is the oldest civilization in Asia. Founded around 3000 B.C., it flourished from 2600 to 1900 B.C.
As the successor of Indus Valley Civilization, architecture of today’s India showcases the nation’s rich cultural heritage. Indus Valley is a goldmine of diverse architectural marvels.”
Stunning Beauty – Exacting Detail
Again, the mint describes the detail and history of the featured buildings and scenes included in the phenomenal design 2020 Niue India Imperial Art 2oz Silver Antique.
“The reverse of the coin again impresses with its detail. On the left side of the coin there is an image of the Mahabodhi Temple. It is a Buddhist temple complex in Bodh Gaja, Bihar, in northern India. It was built in the place where Buddha Sakyamuni according to tradition was to gain enlightenment. The entire temple complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2002.
In the background there is a phenomenal Wind Palace. It is located in Jaipur, built in 1799 at the initiative of the Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh (1778-1803). The red sandstone building with a monumental façade stood on one of Jaipur’s main streets to allow the ladies of the court to observe the everyday life of the city – the façade of the building has 953 small built-in balconies. The name was given to the building because of its light construction and the light, cool ‘breeze’ inside it.
On the right side of the reverse side, the attention is attracted by the beautiful agate, integrated into the image of the Temple of Ranakpur Jain, which is located in the village of Ranakpur in Rajasthan.”
On the obverse of the coin the main building depicts Fort Amber – located several kilometers from Jaipur, a complex of defensive and palace buildings. Next to the image of Queen Elizabeth II there is a reproduction of the Buddha monument, which is originally located in the Mahabodhi Temple. The obverse is also decorated with agate, as well as friezes.”
This beautiful, highly collectible bullion coin offering is truly remarkable! Impeccably produced by the Mint of Gdansk, your interest in this unique coin will not be disappointed. Each coin is edge-incused with its unique serial number. Each comes encapsulated, and presented in a beautiful wooden display case. Also included is a Certificate of Authenticity, which is marked with the coin’s same unique number. This coin is offered with a very limited mintage of only 500.
- 2020 Niue India Imperial Art 2oz Silver Antique.
- Produced by The Mint of Gdansk in antiqued silver finish.
- Very limited mintage of only 500 for worldwide distribution.
- Each coin is edge-incused with its unique serial number.
- Contains 2 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Design on both sides is displayed to the rim (rimless).
- Obverse: The main building, Fort Amber, is an integrated complex of defensive and palce buildings. Displayed at the right rim is the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. To the left stands a window inset with agate. A bust of Buddha is also displayed. Inscriptions include, “2 DOLLARS . ELIZABETH II . NIUE ISLAND . 2020 . Ag 999. IMPERIAL ART.”
- Reverse: Features at the left a stunning view of the Mahabodhi Temple, a Buddhist temple complex in northern India. To the right is depicted the Temple of Ranakpur Jain, located in Rajasthan. The image is ennobled by an agate. Filling the background is displayed an amazing Wind Palace. It is located in Jaipur. The single inscription, “GREECE” is at the bottom rim.
- Each Coin comes encapsulated in wooden display case, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.