REVERSE – in the center geometrical triangular/square/round structure – is the reference to the mythical Alchemist searching for legendary Philosophers stone. In the top – portrait of Great Alchemist, most known for his manuscript dedicated to the topic of Philosophers stone. In the coin design, we can find also magical symbols and animals like a dragon, lion, bull, and mythical snake Uroboros. The triangular structure is surrounded by the Astronomical symbol of the day and night sky.
OBVERSE – portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the center of the design, surrounded with magical symbols of basic elements – water and stars/air.
The coin is presented in a matching thematic wooden gift box. The box can be used not only for storing a coin but also as a holder (the coin is placed in it).
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.