2021 Niue $5 - Universe: Black Hole (UV) - 2oz Silver (Meteorite Insert)
- Country: Niue
- Queen: Elizabeth II (1952-Date)
- Type: Non-Circulating Coin
- Years: 2021
- Mint: Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska) - Warsaw (1766-Date)
- Denomination: 5 NZD
- Currency: New Zealand Dollar (1987-Date)
- Composition: .999 Silver (Meteorite Insert)
- Diameter: 50mm
- Weight: 62.2g
- Edge: Smooth
- Mintage: 500
- Condition: New - Mint Packaging
- Obverse: The Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II; Legend around consisting of date, country, denomination, composition, and purity
- Reverse: A glow in the dark (UV reactive) depiction of a black hole with a meteorite insert at the center
The Mint of Poland, in association with the South Pacific island nation of Niue, proudly presents an out of this world, eye-catching second release in the Niue 'Universe' Series. This 2021 Niue Universe Black Hole 2 oz Silver UV Antiqued coin is an amazing example of what we've come to expect from the highly creative craftsmen at Poland Mint! The coin depicts unusual elements of the cosmos and includes a real meteorite insert.
A black hole is a region of space-time in which nothing including light and information, can leave due to the influence of gravity. According to the General Theory of Relativity, it requires the accumulation of a sufficiently large mass in a sufficiently small volume in order to form. The black hole is surrounded by a mathematically defined surface called the event horizon, which marks the boundary of no return. It is called “black” because it completely absorbs light hitting the horizon, reflecting nothing.
As black holes cannot be observed directly, their presence is inferred from their interaction with surrounding matter and with light and other types of electromagnetic radiation.
*Coin condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers may vary*