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FRILLED NECK LIZARD Remarkable Reptiles 1oz Gold Proof Coin 100$ Niue 2014


A coin to be owned by just 150 people around the world, a coin of the utmost quality, purity and prestige. A spellbinding work of numismatic artistry, uniting a massive TROY OUNCE of .9999 fine GOLD with a vibrant splash of glorious fullcolour, this spectacular legal tender Proof coin was created by Swiss precious metal experts Produits Artistiques Metaux Precieux (PAMP).

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Frilled Neck Lizard
The frill-necked lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), also known as the frilled lizard or frilled dragon, is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea.
The frill-necked lizard is so called because of the large ruff of skin which usually lies folded back against its head and neck. When the lizard is frightened, it produces a startling deimatic display: it gapes its mouth, exposing a bright pink or yellow lining; it spreads out its frill, displaying bright orange and red scales; raises its body; and sometimes holds its tail above its body. This reaction is used for territorial displays, to discourage predators, and during courtship.
The lizard is a relatively large member of the agamid family, growing up to 85 centimetres (2.79 ft). It is capable of bipedal locomotion.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2014
  • Face Value100 Dollars
  • MetalGold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.1 (1 oz)
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)150
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
Capturing the most intriguing and most prominent characteristic of the Frilled Neck Lizard in a blaze of full-colour, this exclusive coin has been created with different levels of fully struck-up relief, thereby heightening the visual impact of the design. The coin’s reverse features a Chlamydosaurus kingii in colour while it gapes its mouth and spreads out its frill, displaying bright orange and red scales. The inscription FRILLED NECK LIZARD also appears in the design. Issued as legal tender of Niue, the coin depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and the monetary denomination.