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ANGKOR Forgotten Cities 1 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2015


The third issue in the new Series Forgotten Cities, the city Angkor. 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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Angkor is a region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor was a megacity supporting at least 0.1% of the global population during 1010-1220.
The word Angkor is derived from the Sanskrit nagara meaning "Holy City". The Angkorian period began in AD 802, when the Khmer Hindu monarch Jayavarman II declared himself a "universal monarch" and "god-king", and lasted until the late 14th century, first falling under Ayutthayan suzerainty in 1351. A Khmer rebellion resulted in the 1431 sacking of Angkor by Ayutthaya, causing its population to migrate south to Longvek.
The ruins of Angkor are located amid forests and farmland to the north of the Great Lake (Tonlé Sap) and south of the Kulen Hills, near modern-day Siem Reap city, in Siem Reap Province. The temples of the Angkor area number over one thousand, ranging in scale from nondescript piles of brick rubble scattered through rice fields to the magnificent Angkor Wat, said to be the world's largest single religious monument. Many of the temples at Angkor have been restored, and together, they comprise the most significant site of Khmer architecture. Visitors approach two million annually, and the entire expanse, including Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom is collectively protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The popularity of the site among tourists presents multiple challenges to the preservation of the ruins.

  • 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 region Angkor. 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.