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Evolution of Earth - Nummulites $2 2oz Ruthenium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Niue 2017

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Evolution of Earth - Nummulites $2 2oz ruthenium & gold plated .999 pure silver coin.

Second issue in the amazing "Evolution of Earth" series. This new issue features the Nummulites in sensational 3.7 mm high relief. The coin is completely plated in black ruthenium and selectively in gold.

Limited mintage to only 666 pieces worldwide. With luxury box and COA.

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Country :Niue
Year :2017
Face Value :2 Dollars
Metal :.999 Fine silver
Weight :2 oz
Size :45.00 mm
Quality :Proof antique finish
Mintage :Only 666 pcs. worldwide
Series :Evolution of Earth
Certificate of Authenticity :Yes
Original ETUI box/case :Yes

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A nummulite is a large lenticular fossil, characterized by its numerous coils, subdivided by septa into chambers. They are the shells of the fossil and present-day marine protozoan Nummulites, a type of foraminiferan. Nummulites commonly vary in diameter from 1.3 cm (0.5 inches) to 5 cm (2 inches) and are common in Eocene to Miocene marine rocks, particularly around southwest Asia and the Mediterranean (e.g. Eocene limestones from Egypt). Fossils up to 6 inches wide are found in the Middle Eocene rocks of Turkey. They are valuable as index fossils.

The ancient Egyptians used nummulite shells as coins and the pyramids were constructed using limestone that contained nummulites. It is not surprising then that the name "Nummulites" is a diminutive form of the Latin nummulus meaning "little coin", a reference to their shape.

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Evolution of Earth - Nummulites $2 2oz Ruthenium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Niue 2017

Evolution of Earth - Nummulites $2 2oz Ruthenium & Gold Plated Silver Coin - Niue 2017

Evolution of Earth - Nummulites $2 2oz ruthenium & gold plated .999 pure silver coin.

Second issue in the amazing "Evolution of Earth" series. This new issue features the Nummulites in sensational 3.7 mm high relief. The coin is completely plated in black ruthenium and selectively in gold.

Limited mintage to only 666 pieces worldwide. With luxury box and COA.

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