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GREAT PYRAMIDS Masterpiece Of Mint Art 3 oz Silver Coin 15$ Niue 2014


First coin ever pyramid shaped. The coin has a particular effect "ancient Egypt" and fascinates with the characteristic egyptian details. A faithful replication of images of three great pharaohs as well as decorative motifs taken from the tomb of Queen Hetepheres and the statue of Nofret of Meidum. Low mintage of 2.222 pieces worldwide.

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The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt.
There are 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt as of 2008. Most were built as tombs for the country's Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods.
The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis. The earliest among these is the Pyramid of Djoser (constructed 2630 BC–2611 BC) which was built during the third dynasty. This pyramid and its surrounding complex were designed by the architect Imhotep, and are generally considered to be the world's oldest monumental structures constructed of dressed masonry. The estimate of the number of workers to build the pyramids range from a few thousand, twenty thousand, and up to 100,000.

The most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Several of the Giza pyramids are counted among the largest structures ever built. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2014
  • Face Value15 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)93.3 (3 oz)
  • Size (mm)35 x 35 x 22
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)2.222
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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Reverse: The three sides of the reverse depict effigies of three great pharaohs of the fourth dynasty – Khufu, Khafra and Menkaure. The forth side shows decorative elements characteristic for Ancient Egyptian times, taken from the tomb of Queen Hetepheres (Khufu’s mother) and the statue of Nofret. Obverse: In the central part of the coin – the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On the right – the mint mark (m/w). Along the rim – inscriptions: NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), 2014 (the year of issue), 15 DOLLARS (the face value), the hallmark – Ag 999 and the name of the coin: THE GREAT PYRAMIDS.