The New Zealand Mint’s Women in History series is a celebration of the genius, innovation, and influence of great historical women. One of the most towering of these figures is the great physicist and chemist Marie Curie, the subject of the first coin in the new series, the 2022 1 oz Silver Colorized Niue Women in History Marie Curie Coin.
- Arrives in a custom-designed box, packed in black velvet!
- First release in the New Zealand Mint’s Women in History series, issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of only 2,000 pieces!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 Fine Silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) as legal tender of Niue.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Reverse side features colorized artwork of Marie Curie.
- Obverse side features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
The 2022 Silver Colorized Niue Women in History Marie Curie Coin is the first release in the New Zealand Mint’s Women in History series, showcased beautiful colorized artwork offset against a mirror background. It comes in a custom-designed box and encased in black velvet, along with a Certificate of Authenticity to specify its unique number in the mintage. Silver.com fully insures each shipment and recommends early ordering due to the limited supply of these beautiful collectibles.
Marie Curie is a singular figure in the history of science, being the only female scientist and one of only two historical figures to garner Nobel Prizes in two different scientific disciplines, physics and chemistry. Along with her husband Pierre and the physicist Henri Becquerel, she shared one of those prizes for the discovery of radioactivity, a term she coined. Her prize in the field of chemistry came from the discovery of the elements polonium and radium. These epoch-making discoveries helped shape a great deal of the scientific knowledge that the coming decades would take for granted.
This pioneering figure in science is featured in a colorized portrait on the coin’s reverse side with part of one of her Nobel Prize diplomas forming the backdrop. Inscriptions of her name, signature, and verification of the weight and purity of the coin’s silver round out the tribute.
The classic Ian Rank-Broadley-designed effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the coin’s obverse side, confirming it as legal tender of Niue. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “Two Dollars,” and “2022.”
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