62.2 (2 oz). This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin is part of the World Heritage series and depicts St. George, the famous dragon slayer who saved the daughter of the king of Lydia with his lance. The coin is embellished with Gold plating, has a Proof quality and comes with an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 999 pieces worldwide! The reverse of the coin depicts the great St. George standing tall with his lance, probably after killing the dragon. The coin is designed to match the original Saint George painting by Carlo Crivelli, located in the Italian Metropolitan Museum. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, NIUE the issue country and 5 DOLLARS the face value and 2014 the year of issue. Saint George Saint George, according to legend, was a Roman soldier of Greek origin and officer in the Guard of Roman emperor Diocletian, who ordered his death for failing to recant his Christian faith. As a Christian martyr, he later became one of the most venerated saints in Christianity and in particular the Crusades. In hagiography, as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and one of the most prominent military saints, he is immortalised in the myth of Saint George and the Dragon. His memorial, Saint George’s Day, is traditionally celebrated on April 23. Numerous countries, cities, professions and organisations claim Saint George as their patron. George’s parents were Christians of Greek background; his father Gerontius was a Roman army official from Cappadocia, and his mother Polychronia was a Christian and a Greek native from Lydda in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina. Accounts differ regarding whether George was born in Cappadocia or Syria Palaestina, but agree that he was raised at least partly in Lydda. The item “ST GEORGE World Heritage 2 Oz Silver Coin 5$ Niue 2014″ is in sale since Thursday, March 2, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\South Pacific”. The seller is “powercoin_italy” and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Year: 2014
- Composition: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Niue
- Certification: Uncertified