The Auspicious Koi Series of silver coins for sale is an impressive collection that celebrates the meaning of koi fish in certain cultures around the globe. For nearly two centuries, koi have been purposely bred in Japanese culture to bring out certain skin tones and color combinations for use in ornamental garden ponds. Today, 2022 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver Niue Auspicious Koi Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside protective displays with an outer shipper!
- Impressive colorization on the reverse!
- Ultra-high-relief strike!
- Mintage limited to 388 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- The face value of Two Dollars is fully backed by the Niuean government.
- On the obverse is an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II above two koi fish.
- The reverse depicts two koi fish beneath a lily.
- Proof coins.
Today, there are many different varieties of ornamental koi kept in ponds around the world, with much of the population based on the original breeding that started in the 19th century in Niigata, Japan. In Japanese culture, these varieties of koi are separated by coloration, pattern, and scalation. The most popular colors are white, black, red, orange, yellow, blue, and brown.
All of these 2022 1 oz Proof Colorized Silver Niue Auspicious Koi Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com with individual displays from the mint. The coins are held in presentation boxes with a clear viewing window and come with an outer shipper for delivery.
Each one of these coins has three different features that help enhance the visual brilliance of the specimens. The coins are struck in ultra-high relief, delivering greater depth in the background field with enhanced, raised relief on the designs. The proof visuals offer frosted design elements that contrast with mirrored fields. There is also colorization applied to the two koi fish on the reverse for even more visual contrast.
On the obverse of 2022 Proof Colorized Silver Auspicious Koi Coins is an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this portrait of the Queen shows her in right-profile relief wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. The design is set above the image of two koi fish.
The reverse field of the 2022 1 oz Proof Colorized Niue Auspicious Koi Coin captures the sense of two koi fish swimming in an ornamental pond. These coins are oval-shaped blanks. The designs on the reverse include colorization on the two koi as they swim beneath a lily pad.
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