For the forthcoming year 2022, the Lithuanian Mint has created a coin bearing the symbol of the year – the Water Tiger. This unique coin portrays traits such as determination, courage and strength, which are not only associated with tigers, but will also be of key importance in the new year.
The Water Tiger coin consists of more than 2.8k tiny mirrors that are reminiscent of water droplets. At the heart of the reverse, there is an image of a majestic tiger head made of those mirrors. When the coin is turned, each tiny silver mirror dot reflects the light – just like the surface of the water twinkles on a sunny day.
The obverse contains a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II. An advanced minting technology – relief – was used to manufacture the coin, making it unique and proving its premium quality. A special coating was also used to protect the coin against wear. Each coin is sold in a special wooden box.
Do you wonder why HM Queen Elizabeth II or other symbols of Niue are depicted on the coin? Or maybe you want to know why do we mint dollars? Read more HERE.