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ANNE GEDDES GIRL Baby Picture Photo Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2012


The first ever Anne Geddes legal tender coin set dedicated to babies. This issue depicts a sweet image of a baby sleeping on a peony bud. Anne Geddes produces world-renowned, unique and emotive baby photography which has made her a household name. Her award winning and inspiring photography has been published in 83 countries and her books have sold over 18 million copies worldwide.

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Anne Geddes
Anne Geddes is an Australian-born photographer clothing designer and businesswoman who now lives and works in New Zealand. She is known for her stylized depictions of babies and motherhood. Typical images show babies or young children dressed as fairies and fairytale creatures, flowers, or small animals. She has described herself as "a baby freak."
Geddes became a photographer at age 25. She had always had an interest in babies in general, but the schools she attended did not offer photography classes. She chose babies as her subject because of her love of them.
Geddes believes that "emotional content is an image's most important element" and that people are drawn to her work because of its simplicity and personality. She prefers black-and-white photography to color photography. She prefers the black-and-white scheme because she feels that colour distracts from the image and the natural beauty of life.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2012
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40.7
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)5.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The coin features an image of a baby sleeping on a peony bud. The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Niue Islands, along with the year of issue (2012) and the denomination of $2. The coin is presented in a silver keepsake jewellery box. The coin is placed next to a little silver plated bracelet, set in a removable tray so that the babies first 'keepsakes' can be stored in a safe place. A certificate of authenticity comes with each coin.