This 2 Oz Silver Proof coin of the...
This incredible 1 Oz Silver coin is the fourth release in the “Great Cities” series, that features significant cities from around the world. In this edition – Copenhagen. The coin combines engraving and reliefs to separate the foreground from the background, has a Proof quality and comes in a colored themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 3.000 pcs worldwide.
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Availability date: 03/30/2017
Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. The City of Copenhagen (Byen Kobenhavn) has a population of 763.908 (as of December 2016), of whom 601.448 live in the Municipality of Copenhagen. The larger urban area has a population of 1.280.371 (as of 1 January 2016), while the Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants. The city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmo, Sweden, by the strait of Oresund. The Oresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road. Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions, defences and armed forces. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment. This included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After further disasters in the early 19th century when Nelson attacked the Dano-Norwegian fleet and bombarded the city, rebuilding during the Danish Golden Age brought a Neoclassical look to Copenhagen's architecture. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing and businesses along the five urban railway routes stretching out from the city centre.
The reverse of the coin depicts the impressive spire of the old stock exchange building, set against other stunning structures seen in Copenhagen. On the coin’s reverse, the inscriptions: “COPENHAGEN” - the name of the coin and “1 Oz 999 Fine Silver” – the weight and the fineness of Silver. The coin's obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “TWO DOLLARS” - the face value, “2017” - the issue year and “NIUE” - the issue country.