The "Lilium Pardalilium" is one of...
This beautiful Silver coin celebrates the Christmas day and the festive atmosphere of these moments. The coin has 1 Ounce weigh, is minted in the shape of a Christmas tree and comes housed in an elegant presentation case in the shape of a frame, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 2.111 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 12/28/2016
The use of evergreen trees to celebrate the winter season occurred before the birth of Christ.
The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510.
The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
Every year since 1947, the people of Oslo, Norway have given a Christmas tree to the city of Westminster, England. The gift is an expression of good will and gratitude for Britain's help to Norway during World War II.
In 2012, 46 million Christmas tree seedlings were planted by U.S. growers.
More than 2,000 trees are usually planted per acre. On average 1,000-1,500 of these trees will survive. In the northern part of the country, perhaps 750 trees will remain.
Almost all trees require shearing to attain the Christmas tree shape. At six to seven feet, trees are ready for harvest. It takes six to ten years of fighting heavy rain, wind, hail and drought to get a mature tree.
Most Christmas trees are cut weeks before they get to a retail outlet. It is important to keep them watered thoroughly when they reach your home. In the first week, a Christmas tree in your home will consume as much as a quart of water per day.
The reverse of the coin features a traditional winter scene in all of its tranquil beauty. The Christmas Tree shape of the coin is very interesting and attractive. All the decorations and the symbols of Christmas make the coin special and the beautiful coloration of the reverse gives beautiful emotions. The obverse of the coin portrays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the face value: “2 Dollars”, the issue year: “2016”, the issue country: “Niue Islands” and continues with the magic winter scene.