History has often focused on the stories and contributions of great men, but the achievements of great women have done just as much to shape the world we live in and contributed to the knowledge and legacy of civilization. The New Zealand Mint’s Women in History series aims to celebrate the accomplished women of the past. It begins with the scientist Marie Curie, now featured on the 2022 1 oz Colorized Niue Silver Women in History Marie Curie Coin.
- Ships in a custom-designed box packed in black velvet!
- Issued in 2022, the first release in the Women in History series!
- Limited mintage of only 2,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 Fine Silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD), legal tender of Niue.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Obverse side carries an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features a colorized portrait of, and tribute to, Marie Curie.
Marie Curie is an icon of modern scientists and one of the most accomplished researchers of any gender to have shaped the landscape of modern knowledge. She’s one of only two figures to have achieved Nobel Prizes in separate fields, winning a prize in physics for her co-discovery of the phenomenon of radioactivity — a term she herself coined — and one in chemistry for discovering the elements polonium and radium. Famously modest and dedicated to the collective good of the scientific community, she often deferred awards and monetary gifts to scientific institutions she was working with, and declined to patent the radium-isolation process she invented in order to ease research for others.
This compelling scientific pioneer is the subject of the 2022 Colorized Niue Silver Women in History Marie Curie Coin, the first release in the New Zealand Mint’s Women in History series. Featuring vivid colorized artwork set against a mirror background, this item ships encased in black velvet inside a custom-designed box, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity to verify its unique number in the mintage. JM Bullion fully insures every shipment against any possibility of loss or damage en route.
A globally recognized effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998, dominates the coin’s obverse side to verify it as legal tender of the island nation of Niue. It’s joined by the inscriptions “Queen Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “Two Dollars,” and “2022.”
The great scientific pioneer Marie Curie is rendered in gorgeous color on the coin’s reverse side, with part of a Nobel Prize diploma in the background and accompanied by inscriptions of her name, signature, and a confirmation of the weight and purity of the silver.
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