In 2022, there’s a new series of silver for sale on behalf of the nation of Niue. While this silver bullion coin series might be new, the designs it will feature are well-known to collectors of silver rounds. In particular, the designs are no-doubt familiar to those who collect historical and military-themed designs. The popular Silver Molon Labe Round Series has now made the leap to 1 oz silver bullion. Right now, 2022 1 oz Silver Niue Molon Labe Type 1 Coins are available to purchase online from Silver.com.
- Ships to you in protective flips, plastic tubes of 20 coins, or boxes of 500 coins!
- First issue of the new Silver Molon Labe coin series!
- Mintage limited to 1,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $2 (NZD) backed by the government of Niue.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse side is a Spartan warrior with a battlefield motif through the background.
- Medallion Die Alignment puts both design elements upright as you rotate 180 degrees.
Each 2022 1 oz Silver Niue Molon Labe Type 1 Coin in this release replicates the popular Type 1 design from its predecessor series of silver rounds. These coins are Brilliant Uncirculated specimens and are non-circulating, legal tender coins released on behalf of Niue. The coins are available individually in protective flips. Multiples arrive in either plastic tubes of 20 coins or boxes of 500 coins. Each box holds 25 individual 20-coin tubes.
The Molon Labe Series chronicles the Battle of Thermopylae in Ancient Greece. As the Persian Army once again invaded Greece, it was up to King Leonidas, the ruler of the city-state of Sparta, to lead the first Greek force to meet the Persians and try to slow the advance. While buying time for the rest of Greece to call up an army, Leonidas brought 300 of his elite Spartan warriors and 7,000 Greeks to meet a 150,000-man force of Persians under the direction of Xerxes.
The obverse of the new 2022 1 oz Silver Molon Labe Type 1 Coin is an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. Designed in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley, this image debuted on British coins in 1998 and has since proliferated across the coinage of various Commonwealth Nations.
On the reverse side of 2022 Silver Niue Molon Labe Type 1 Coins, you will find the depiction of a Spartan warrior. The Spartans and their supporting Greek force met the Persians at a geographical location known as the Hot Gates. Here, King Leonidas hoped to channel the larger Persian force into narrow alleys to fight his elite soldiers. The Spartans held out for three days before being betrayed. Leonidas released the other Greeks and stayed behind with his 300 men to defend the pass to the last man, attempting to buy time for the rest of Greece to prepare an army to stop the Persians.
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