Coin "Europe"


Name Europe
Presented by Mint of Poland
Nominal value 5 dollars (Niue Island)
Metal Gold 999°
Thickness 1,6
Mintage 999
Production quality Proof, insert: amber
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: In the centre, a stylized image of a cart, in which ambers were carried by the Romans from Baltic Sea to Italy. Behind the cart, on the left, a stylized image of a head of the Roman. On the background, an image of a map with Baltic Sea outline. At the top, along the edge, a semicircular inscription: “AMBER ROUTE”. At the bottom, a semicircular inscription: “NIUE ISLAND”; above it, a nominal value: “5 Dollars”. An image of the Queen Elizabeth II with the Mint’s mark (MW), on the left of the cart. On the right of the Queen’s head, an inscription: “ELIZABETH II”; under it, a year of issue: “2011”. Reverse: In the centre, a stylized image of a map of Europe from Amber Route time. On the right, insertion of amber. Along the rim: a stylized ornament.
A brief annotation The coin pays tribute to the Europe and the cities where lay along the ancient Amber Route. The route connected the European states at the Mediterranean Sea and the lands on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, and was named after the major object of travelers’ desire, amber.
Designer Robert Kotowicz
Producer Mint of Poland

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