Proof, a shiny fragment of a relief, insert – 3 zircons
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: In the central part of the coin – the national coat of arms of Niue Island, with the inscription “Elizabeth II”. Around the Queen’s head the following inscriptions: at the top – name of the issuing authority “Niue Island”, and the year of issue “2010”, at the bottom – the face value “1 Dollar”. In the other parts of the coin: stylized star shapes.
Reverse: In the central part of the coin – a likeness of children decorating a Christmas tree, with stylish star shapes around it, including one with a shiny fragment of relief.
A brief annotation
Christmas in the Christian religion is the celebration of birth of Jesus Christ. According to the Gregorian calendar the holiday falls on 25 December, and according to the Julian calendar on 6 January. On the day preceding the birth of Jesus, on Christmas Eve, when the irst star is spotted on the wintry sky, people sit down with their families to celebrate a festive dinner. To date the Christmas Eve is the time when presents are placed underneath the tree, brought, according to the region, by the Angel, the Child, the Star, the Starman, Father Frost (Russian Дед мороз), or Santa Claus.