December 21, 2021 1 min read
Year of the Tiger Black Proof 2022 5-ounce silver coin continues series
By Jeff Starck , Coin World, Published: Dec 19, 2021, 11 AM
A new coin from Niue is the ninth in that nation’s annual series celebrating the animals of the Chinese Lunar Calendar.
An adult tiger stalks its prey in a bamboo forest on the reverse of the Black Proof 2022 .999 fine silver $10 coin, which features gold plating. The Chinese character for “Tiger” is indicated inside a cartouche and, like the tiger itself, is highlighted in pure gold plating. This side is otherwise legend-free, so as not to detract from the drama of the vignette.
On the obverse of the coin, Queen Elizabeth II in crowned profile faces right, wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, in a portrait executed by sculptor Ian Rank Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear, while the legend 5 OZ 999 SILVER identifies the weight and purity.
The coin’s Black Proof finish resembles the finish of Downies’ Australia at Night series.
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