5 dollars silver coin ‘Machu Picchu (Old Peak)’

SKU code: 15221470
Metal

Silver Ag999

Weight

62,2 g

Diameter

50 mm

Quality

antique finish

Technologies

High relief, partial copper plating

Mintage

500

Date of issue

2022

Minted at

Lithuanian Mint

Face value

5 Dollars, Niue

It is estimated that there are more than 2 million cities in the world, though most of us have never thought about the number and variety of them. Do you know which cities that existed centuries ago were important, powerful, and magnificent? Some of them have disappeared mysteriously, and left only history, legends, and extraordinary architecture. The Lithuanian Mint presents the second coin in the ‘Lost World Cities’ series. It is a coin dedicated to Machu Picchu, and it tells the history of the legendary city.

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Price
229,00

Description

The impressive and mysterious city of Machu Picchu is called the pride of Peru. It is estimated that this city of the Inca civilisation was built in the middle of 15th century, and even today raises more questions than answers for many historians and travellers. Nowadays, it is not only one of the most mysterious, but also one of the most protected places in the world. The territory of Machu Picchu is a no-fly zone, and the number of tourist tickets is limited.

 

Legend says that the Inca territory located there was invaded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1532, but they did not manage to conquer the city on the slopes of the old mountain called Machu Picchu. Therefore, it remains unknown what happened and where the city residents fled.

 

Modern minting, partial gilding, and high relief technologies were used to produce this aged silver coin. The mysterious and impressive city is portrayed on the reverse of the coin while the obverse contains a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 

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.

Additional information

Metal

Silver Ag999

Weight

62,2 g

Diameter

50 mm

Quality

antique finish

Technologies

High relief, partial copper plating

Mintage

500

Date of issue

2022

Minted at

Lithuanian Mint

Face value

5 Dollars, Niue

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