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Scarabaeus
Скарабей
Presented by
Mint of Poland
Nominal value
5 dollars NIUE
Weight
62,2 g
Diameter
50 mm
Metal
Silver 999°
Mintage
500 pcs
Production quality
Standard, high relief, antique finish, amber inserts, digital printing
Designer
Aneta Możejewska
Producer
Mint of Poland
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: In the central part of the coin – effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Below it – mint mark: m/w, hallmark: «Ag 999». Along the rim – inscriptions separated by decorative dots: «ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND» (issuer), «5 DOLLARS» (face value), «2020» (year of issue). 

Reverse: In the central part of the coin – scarab beetle with open wings (high relief, antique finish, digital printing), adorned with natural amber. In the background – stylized decorative surface.
A brief annotation
In Ancient Egypt, the scarab beetle was seen as the epitome of divinity. As a symbol of rebirth, it was believed to illustrate the Sun’s heavenly path across the sky and its daily self-renewal. Produced from precious metals and gemstones, these beautifully crafted sacred beetles were popular talismans, often used as currency. Today, the scarab-shaped amulets are excavated in the countries that once had commercial relations with Ancient Egypt.
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№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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