Although there are a number of honey-producing insects in nature, the European honey bee is thought of — due to the extent of its honey production — as the definitive honeybee. As a source of sweetener for European explorers and colonists, these industrious hive-builders and pollinators found themselves exported to a variety of foreign shows, one of which was Australia in 1822. Two centuries later, the honeybee has become inseparable from Australian life, culture, and agriculture, and the bicentennial anniversary of the honeybee’s arrival is celebrated by the 2022 1 oz Proof Niue Silver 200th Anniversary of Australian Honey Bee Coin available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of $1 (NZD) as legal tender of Niue.
- Obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features honeybee artwork with gilded decorative touches.
The importance of the honeybee to the modern ecology and economy of Australia is immense, in ways that nobody could have imagined two centuries ago. The country’s honey and pollination industry is worth more than fourteen billion dollars annually, helping to sustain other crops that include almonds and apples, avocados and blueberries, cucumbers, pumpkins, and many more. There are more than 530,000 commercially managed hives in Australia today, producing more than 30,000 tons of honey each year. It’s a presence worthy of commemoration.
2022 Proof Niue Silver 200th Anniversary of Australian Honey Bee Coin is a gorgeous commemorative piece featuring the brilliant mirrored backdrops of a true proof-quality coin. It ships in an attractive presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity, and your shipment is fully insured against loss or damage by JM Bullion.
The reverse side of the coin features a honeybee pollinating a group of flowers, with two fellow honeybees in the background. Each bee carries gilded decorative touches that match gilding around the rim and on the stylized honeycomb at the top left, which also carries the inscription “HONEYBEE.”
The coin’s obverse side features a classic profile effigy of Queen Elizabeth II to confirm it as legal tender of Niue. She’s accompanied by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “NIUE 2022,” “ONE DOLLAR,” and “1 OZ 999 SILVER.”
Learn more about this 1 oz silver coin when you get in touch with the team at JM Bullion. You can phone us at 800-276-6508, send us an e-mail, or talk to an agent through our convenient online live chat.