Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SECRETS OF LICHTENSTEIN Crystal Art Castle Schloss 2 Oz Silver Coin 2$ Niue 2012

FIRST OF CRYSTAL ART SERIES - Two Ounce 999 Silver Coin with a Crystal Insert.

The first Crystal Art coin, 2 Oz of pure 99.99% Silver Antique-finish, decorated with a crystal glass insert. This issue features the secret of Lichtenstein and the the fairy tale castle of W├╝rttemberg, Germany. The excellent decoration makes it a very peace of art, the minuteness of detail makes it quite simply unique!

This 2 Oz pure silver coin depicts the fairy tale castle, the Schloss Lichtenstein, together with the name of the series "CRYSTAL ART", the face value and Queen Elizabeth II portrait. A wonderful crystal insert makes this coin unique. Issued by Niue Island with extremely limited mintage of just 999 pieces in the world!

Background Information - Lichtenstein Castle

Lichtenstein Castle can be described, without any exaggeration, as the fairy tale castle of W├╝rttemberg. The novel "Lichtenstein" by Wilhelm Hauff, published in 1826, provided the inspiration for Count Wilhelm of Urach when building this beautiful castle complex.

The former hunting castle on the steep rock above the Echaz Valley was built during 1840-1842 and contains a large collection of historic weapons, armour and treasures.

It looks particularly picturesque in autumn and in spring when the forest-covered mountain slopes surrounding it change colour with the seasons.


Country: Niue
Year: 2012
Face value: 2 Dollars
Metal: Silver 999/1000
Weight (g): 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm): 50 
Quality: Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs): 999
Certificate COA: Yes
Box: Yes

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