There is just something about a snake that will strike fear into the hearts of humans and other mammals alike. Snakes are some of the most feared creatures in the world. Their deadly venom, particularly the venom of the King Cobra, can bring down even the strongest of mammals, and of course men. The 2016 Niue Kings of the Continents King Cobra 1 oz Silver Coin pays tribute to this fearsome yet handsome snake. The coin is the 3rd release in the Kings of the Continents series of silver coins issued by the New Zealand Mint. The coins contain 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
The 2016 Niue Kings of the Continents King Cobra 1 oz Silver Coin is the 3rd design released in the Kings of the Continents Series. Coins in this release schedule feature new designs on the reverse of each coin, with colorized images representing a different animal found in specific regions of the world. This coin features the King Cobra.
King Cobras get their name from the set of 11 scales seen on the back of their heads. These 11 scales combine to form an image that looks much like a crown. The beautiful but fearsome snakes can grow up to 24 feet in length. They typically are found inhabiting the jungles of Asia and India, stretching from southeastern China across the Malay Peninsula and into the Philippine Islands.
Each of the 2016 Niue Kings of the Continents King Cobra 1 oz Silver Coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
The obverse design of the 2016 Niue Kings of the Continents King Cobra 1 oz Silver Coin features the right-profile effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This image of Her Majesty has been used on coinage since 1998. It is common on the obverse of commonwealth coins, from Britain to Australia and New Zealand.
The reverse design of the 2016 Niue Kings of the Continents King Cobra 1 oz Silver Coin features the image of the King Cobra. The fearsome snake is shown with its hood up and prepared to strike at an unseen target. The image of the cobra is colorized.
The New Zealand Mint is located in Auckland, New Zealand. It holds the distinction of being one of the oldest mints in the world. It is a privately-owned facility that doesnt hold ties with the New Zealand government.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||New Zealand Mint|
|Product Series||Kings of the Continents|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|