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DAVID LIVINGSTONE Journeys Of Discovery 2 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Niue 2016


This 2 Oz Silver Coin marks the fifth release in the new “Journeys of Discovery” Coin Series. This relief engraved coin shows David Livingstone standing together with his exploration entourage. The coin is attractively packaged in a high quality timber box, with individually numbered Certificate enclosed. Limited mintage to only 2.000 pieces worldwide!

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David Livingstone
David Livingstone was a famous doctor, missionary, and explorer who is well known for his explorations of Southern and Central Africa. He was born on March 19, 1813 in Scotland. He grewup in a poor family and began working at the age of ten in a factory that produced cloth. He workedlong 12 hour days but still found time to read. He became a Christian when he was a teenager and decided at the age of 21 to become a medical missionary. He attended Anderson’s College in Glasgow, Scotland, to study medicine and theology. His desire was initially to become a missionary to China.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2016
  • Face Value5 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)62.2 (2 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)41
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)2.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes

The reverse of the coin depicts the great David Livingstone, a missionary and a legendary explorer of the African continent, who was to become one of the most popular national heroes of Britain in the late 19th century. This relief engraved, antique-finished coin, shows an artists’ interpretation of David Livingstone standing together with his exploration entourage, in front of the breathtakingly beautiful Victoria Falls. On the top of the reverse, the inscription: "David Livingstone". On the bottom, the inscription: “2 Oz 999 FINE SILVER” (the weight and the fineness of Silver). The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. All around, the inscriptions: "ELIZABETH II", "NIUE" (issuer), "FIVE DOLLARS" (face value), "2016" (year of issue).