ELBLAG Amber Route Road Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2009

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This extraordinary antique finish silver coin, is the third in a new series of 8 tracing the ancient Roman "Amber Road" from the south shore of the Baltic Sea, in northern Europe, all the way to Roman Italy. The Amber Route follows the path of merchants who travelled these areas to buy amber, these travels started as early as the 1st century BC.

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Specifications
Country Niue
Year 2009
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) .925
Weight (g) 28.28
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 10.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) No
Weight range Less than 1 oz
 
Design
The coin obverse depicts a medieval Roman Catholic cathedral of St. Nicholas, located in old town Elblag, with a circular piece of Polish amber inlaid. A dual portrait Roman coin and a Roman wine cup complete the design. The legend above reads "ELBLAG and SZLAK BURSZTYNOWY" ("Amber Route").
The coin reverse depicts in the center, a Roman covered wagon pulled by two horses. The bust profile portrait of a Roman legionnaire oversees the transport. In background a map of the Baltic Sea, indicating the coastline and location of Kaliningrad. A profile portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the coin.

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