Inspired by both science and magic, alchemy is a practice shrouded in mystery and mysticism. The most widely understood goal of the alchemist was to turn lead into gold. However, this was not out of greed. Rather, alchemists saw gold as the pinnacle of nature and a symbol of rejuvenation. Today, the 2022 2 oz Antique Niue Silver Alchemist Coin can be purchased from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a presentation box from the mint and includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Coin has a 3D glass potion bottle insert that glows in the dark!
- Limited mintage of only 500 coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of 5 Dollars backed by the Government of Niue.
- Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse.
- An alchemist with his books and potions is presented on the reverse.
Alchemy was inspired by the Aristotelean notion that the earth is made up of the basic elements air, earth, fire, and water. Additionally, the substances salt, mercury, and sulfur were considered crucial. Combined, these created the basis for the work of the alchemist. While alchemists had an accurate understanding of the world in some regards, they failed to grasp the atomic nature of the universe. While alchemy never reached its lofty goals of turning lead into gold, it nevertheless paved the way for chemistry as we know it today.
The obverse of the 2022 2 oz Niue Silver Alchemist Coin features the celebrated effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This design was created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley and was partly inspired by Pistrucci’s 1817 portrait of George III. Along the edges of the coin, you’ll find Her Majesty’s name, along with the words Niue Island, the date, denomination, and purity.
On the reverse side of the 2022 2 oz Alchemist Coin is the classic image of an alchemist at work. In the background are all sorts of jars, bottles, and books crammed on shelves. The alchemist has wild hair and a beard. His goggles are pulled up to his forehead while he examines his latest potion. In a unique twist, this potion bottle is a 3D glass insert that glows green in the dark! At the top of the coin, the word Alchemist is inscribed.
This novel coin from the Mint of Poland ships with a presentation box and a Certificate of Authenticity. The box is black, which helps accentuate the glow-in-the-dark features. It’s the perfect coin for anyone fascinated by the intersection of science and magic.
If you have any questions when buying silver, please don’t hesitate to contact JM Bullion. We can provide any additional information you may need. Contact us at 800-276-6508 or use our online live chat or email address.