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MACHU PICCHU Forgotten Cities 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2015


The first issue in the new Series Forgotten Cities, the Machu Picchu, Perù. Struck from 1 Oz of pure 999 Silver in Proof Quality. Generating great interest amongst collectors of innovative and unique world coins, this is sure to be one of the most memorable releases in this prestigious collector program. Limited mintage at 2.000 pieces!

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Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is hidden away 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level, deep in the mountains of Peru. It is said that this forgotten city of the Incas was built as an estate for the Emperor Pachacuti. Tucked away in the rocky countryside northwest of Cuzco, Peru, Machu Picchu is believed to have been a royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca leaders, whose civilization was virtually wiped out by Spanish invaders in the 16th century. For hundreds of years, until the American archaeologist Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it in 1911, the abandoned citadel’s existence was a secret known only to peasants living in the region. The site stretches over an impressive 5-mile distance, featuring more than 3,000 stone steps that link its many different levels.
Today, hundreds of thousands of people tramp through Machu Picchu every year, braving crowds and landslides to see the sun set over its towering stone monuments and marvel at the mysterious splendor of one of the world’s most famous manmade wonders.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2015
  • Face Value2 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)999
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts the Machu Picchu mountain. This proof quality coin captures the air of mystery of this attractive place. Recorded on the coin is the engraved latitude and longitude of this historic location. The coin’s obverse depicts the Queen Elizabeth II.