Niue – 2022 – 5 Dollars – Marco Polo Famous Explorers

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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
Certificate
Special features Antique Finish, High Relief, Numbered Edge,3D insert

Description

Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant, explorer and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295. His travels are recorded in The Travels of Marco Polo (also known as Book of the Marvels of the World and Il Million, c. 1300), a book that described to Europeans the then mysterious culture and inner workings of the Eastern world, including the wealth and great size of the Mongol Empire and China in the Yuan Dynasty, giving their first comprehensive look into China, Persia, India, Japan and other Asian cities and countries.

The reverse of the coin features Marco Polo. The Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan located in Ulaanbaatar is placed in the background. Next to Marco Polo, a caravan can be seen as well as the Khan in a tent, who is talking to Marco Polo’s uncle or father. The coin is decorated with a 3D insert in the form of a book, which has been hand-painted with the greatest attention to detail

The obverse features information about the coin’s issuer and bullion sample. The coin comes with a certificate of authenticity in an elegant wooden box.