Niue – 2022 – 5 Dollars – Hiroshima Human Tragedies


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Issuing Country Niue
Year of Issue 2022
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 2 oz
Diameter 45 mm
Quality Antiqued
Mintage 500 pcs
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Antique Finish, Fluorescent Printing, High Relief, Numbered Edge


6 August 1945. The Americans launched an atomic attack on Hiroshima and three days later on Nagasaki. The aim of the raid was to force the Japanese to sign a deed of unconditional surrender. As a result of the attack, both cities were almost completely destroyed and at least 140,000 people were killed. However, the number of casualties is far higher due to the radiation sickness that affected the survivors. The dropping of the atomic bombs by the Americans led to Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s decision to surrender unconditionally and thus end World War II.

The reverse of the coin depicts a pilot’s mask reflecting the scene of a bomb drop on a Japanese city. The high relief makes all the details visible. Selected parts of the coin glow in the dark! This alludes to people’s ideas about the appearance of radioactive substances. At the bottom is the date of the attack.

The obverse of the coin, on the other hand, features the Niue coat of arms, information on the denomination, the silver sample and the year of issue. The destroyed city is visible in the background. The coin is packaged in an elegant wooden box, along with a certificate of authenticity. The mintage is limited to 500 pieces only!