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2022 Antique Niue Pearl and Dragon 2 oz Silver Coin

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The dragon has been a core symbol of traditional Chinese culture throughout history and even into the mists of prehistoric times: the first dragons appeared in Chinese art in the 7th millennium BC. By the time of written records, dragons were already identified in popular religion with water and weather, and over the centuries they grew and variety and cultural power until they were even symbols of the Emperor himself. Dragons were often associated with flaming pearls that symbolized wisdom and immortality, just as with the 2022 Antique Niue Pearl and Dragon 2 oz Silver Coin.

Coin Highlights:

  • Arrives in a luxury presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • Issued in 2022!
  • Limited mintage of just 500 pieces worldwide!
  • Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 Fine Silver, with selective gilding and a decorative pearl inset.
  • Face value of $5 (NZD), issued as legal tender of Niue.
  • The obverse side features an effigy of Elizabeth II.
  • The reverse side features a Chinese dragon with a flaming pearl.

The 2022 Antique Niue Pearl and Dragon Silver Coin showcases its detailed and graceful engravings with a lovely antique finish, selective gilded decoration, and a large pearl inset. Each coin ships fully insured by the team at Provident Metals, arriving in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.


The coin’s obverse side features a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to establish it as legal tender. The image is surrounded by a broad border of dragon scales, and inscriptions around the rim read “Elizabeth II,” “Niue” and “Five Dollars” above, and “2002,” “2 oz” and “999 Ag” below.


A traditional Chinese dragon dominates the coin’s reverse side in a dramatic, high-relief engraving. The flaming pearl of wisdom emerging from its jaws is comprised of gilded engraving and an inset pearl. The accompanying inscription reads “Pearl and Dragon.”


Across the span of Chinese history, dragons have appeared in hundreds of variants wielding too many different supernatural powers to count, and manifesting a dizzying array of physical forms that often were said to be traits borrowed from various other mythic animals or zodiac symbols. Through all these differences, though, their identification with wisdom, power, and especially water and the weather has remained a constant. The flaming pearl imagery on this coin is an example of symbolism that singled them out as immortal and possessed of mighty spiritual potency.


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Product Details

Year 2022
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer New Zealand Mint
Diameter 45 mm
Condition New
Denomination 2 NZD
Country Niue
Edge Style Reeded
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content 2 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Mintage 500
Packaging Dimensions 4.4 x 4.4 x 1.7
Provident ID 3939126