2021 Niue Tarot Cards – The Magician 1oz Silver Colored Proof
The South Pacific island country of Niue is excited to present the second release of this brand new colored silver proof premium series Tarot Cards – The Major Arcana. Although somewhat of an unusual coin theme, the Tarot and Major Arcana is quite an intriguing subject, with its history beginning around the 15th century Europe. Tracing the Tarot card deck from the earliest use for simple card games, on to the occult uses that the deck is generally more widely known, the history and popularity continued to spread over the centuries. This 2021 Niue Tarot Cards – The Magician 1oz Silver Colored Proof coin continues the intrigue of both the series and theme.
As introduced by the mint,
“The Magician stands with one arm stretched upwards towards the Universe, and the other pointing down to the earth. His positioning represents his connection between the spiritual and material realms. The custom-made book-style packaging provides further details of the meaning behind the card and the Certificate of Authenticity. A holographic sticker on the packaging confirms the serial number of the coin.”
The Magician – Card One
This incredibly fine second offering of the Niue Tarot Cards colored proof series introduces card number One of the Major Arcana deck, The Magician. The overall design is phenomenal and the colorization, absolutely stunning!
The coin is rectangular (vertical orientation), in the shape of a card. As a legal tender offering of Niue, the obverse displays the Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II within an inset. Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II . NIUE . TWO DOLLARS . 2021.” An attractive pattern encircles the rim, as it normally would on a deck of cards.
The reverse depicts a highly-detailed, lush green hilly countryside scene featuring the Magician standing in the foreground. His right hand grasps a double-edged sword, raising it up, pointing towards the Universe. His left hand is positioned downwards to the earth. He holds an item in his hand, while a flame dances above it.
His attire is incredibly stunning and colorful. The Magician is clothed in a traditional robe that extends to the ground. An outer wrap and matching hat distinguishes his craft as a magician. A star-filled night sky fills the horizon, as a crescent moon rises. A circular inset at the top rim displays the number “1,” marking it as the first numbered card of the Major Arcana deck (following the non-numbered card of the Fool). The single inscription at the bottom displays, “THE MAGICIAN.”
As a low mintage, premium offering of Niue, this remarkable 2021 Niue Tarot Cards – The Magician 1oz Silver Colored Proof coin is presented in custom book-style packaging. The meaning behind this card number One and the Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
- 2021 Niue Tarot Cards – The Magician 1oz Silver Colored Proof.
- Second release of Niue Tarot Cards premium series.
- Rectangular shaped coin to resemble a Tarot card.
- Contains: 1 Troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Limited mintage of only 2,000 pieces for worldwide distribution.
- Includes: Custom book-styled packaging for the coin, with the meaning behind the card and the COA.
- Obverse: Displays the Ian Rank-Broadley distinctive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II within a rectangular inset. An attractive pattern encircles the rim. Inscriptions include, “ELIZABETH II . NIUE . 2021 . 2 DOLLARS.”
- Reverse: Features The Magician depicted standing upon a lush, hilly countryside environment, vividly dressed in the attire of a magician. One hand is raised up towards the universe, the other, down toward the earth.