The tale of the Princess and the Pea is reflective of the picky nature of parents looking for the perfect spouse for their children. In this particular tale, the king and queen of a kingdom struggle to find a princess to marry their son, the prince. Each prospective princess, the parents decide, must be able to sense a pea under 20 layers of feathered mattresses. Only the one who can feel it is suitable for their son. Today, 2021 1 oz Silver Niue The Princess and the Pea Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in presentation cases!
- Colorized reverse designs!
- Includes a green Swarovski crystal!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The face value of One Dollar is fully backed by the Niuean government.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features a cartoon princess on a bed of several mattresses with the crystal representing the pea.
Hans Christian Andersen is credited with the tale. It was first published in May 1835 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was widely received with criticism at first. Many Danish critics disliked the casual, chatty style of his story writing and the lack of morals in many of his stories.
All of the 2021 1 oz Silver Niue The Princess and the Pea Coins are available to purchase with individual packaging. The coins are housed inside of green presentation case and sit securely within the case.
On the obverse side of 2021 Silver Niue The Princess and the Pea Coins is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This portrait of Her Majesty was designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and first appeared on British coins in that same year. It has been widely used throughout the Commonwealth Nations and shows the Queen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.
The reverse field of the 2021 1 oz Silver Niue The Princess and the Pea Coins features the princess who won the heart of the prince. She is shown sitting atop a pile of mattresses with a green Swarovski crystal representing the pea in the famous story. In the original tale, the woman who feels the pea is not actually a princess, but a woman who was caught in the rain and told the king she was a princess in order to seek shelter for the night.
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