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EGYPT Imperial Art Citrine Crystal 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2015


Second issue of the Imperial Art series dedicated to Egypt civilization. This series is about art, architecture and the achievements of the greatest civilizations and empires. Mintage is only 500 pcs. Each coin is numbered on the edge. Citrine placed in the coin symbolizes the sand and desert.

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A Middle Eastern country in northeast Africa, Egypt is at the center of the Arab world. Egypt controls the Suez Canal, the shortest sea link between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Ancient civilizations arose along the narrow floodplain of the Nile, protected by the deserts that were natural barriers to invaders. Egyptians take pride in their rich heritage and in their descent from what is considered the first great civilization. Some 4,500 years ago Old Kingdom Egypt possessed enough peace and wealth to cultivate a culture devoted to the afterlife. Some 20,000 to 30,000 people were mobilized to construct the Great Pyramid at Giza for the pharaoh Khufu; at 147 meters (481 feet) high it was the tallest monument in the world for thousands of years—until the 19th century.
Egypt is Africa's second most populous country after Nigeria, and it has the highest population in the Arab world. About 95 percent of Egyptians live along the Nile—on less than 5 percent of Egypt's territory. The Nile Valley is one of the world's most densely populated areas, containing an average of 1,540 persons per square kilometer (3,820 per square mile). Most Egyptians are Muslim Arabs, but there is a sizeable Coptic Christian population of seven million.
The main sources of foreign currency are remittances from workers abroad, Suez Canal fees, tourism, and oil. The Aswan High Dam, completed in 1971, provides hydroelectricity, as well as a controlled water supply for year-round irrigation and desert reclamation. The new Sheikh Zayed Canal diverts water from Lake Nasser to create new farmland. Harnessing the Nile, however, has reduced silt deposits downstream, increasing erosion and soil salinity.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2015
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)50
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)500
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin presents the famous Sphinx of the avenue of sphinxes from the Serapeum at Saqqara, now the Louvre Museum, the Pyramid of Cheops, Gate Temple of Khonsu, Osiris statues in front of the Temple of Hatshepsut and the gate of the picture Edward Poynter Israel in Egypt. On the obverse of the coin we find the Temple of Isis at Philae.