2023 Niue $1 - Chess: The King - 1oz Silver Black Proof
- Country: Niue
- King: Charles III (2022-Date)
- Type: Non-Circulating Coin
- Years: 2023
- Denomination: 1 NZD
- Currency: New Zealand Dollar (1987-Date)
- Composition: .999 Silver
- Diameter: 38.6mm
- Weight: 31.1g
- Edge: Reeded
- Mintage: 999
- Condition: New - Mint Packaging
- Obverse: Public seal of Niue coat of arms with date and denomination
- Reverse: Features an exquisite celebration of the legnedary King Chess piece
Introducing the 2023 Niue $1 - Chess: The King - 1oz Silver Black Proof coin, a true masterpiece that pays homage to the ancient and universally beloved game of chess. This legal tender coin is a regal celebration of the most crucial piece on the chessboard, the king. With its exceptional combination of the purest precious metal content, a captivating design, and a unique Black Proof finish, this coin truly reigns supreme in any collection.
Chess, with its rich history dating back centuries, has captivated minds around the world. The game we know today has evolved from its origins in 'chaturanga' and 'shatranj,' popular war games in ancient central Asia. As it spread through empires like Byzantine and Arabian, chess reached Europe, where 'the king' became the most powerful piece on the board, capable of moving in any direction to capture the opponent's pieces.
The reverse design of this 1oz 99.9% PURE SILVER coin is a royal tribute to this iconic chess piece. Enhanced by the velvety Black Proof finish that exudes power and sophistication, the crowned king is depicted holding a sword with the King Chess Piece at its hilt. The bright silver of the sword stands out brilliantly against the Black Proof background. The king's attire features a chequered pattern reminiscent of a chessboard, adorned with intricate dragon and lion motifs on each shoulder. These heraldic symbols, with the lion symbolizing the 'king of beasts' and the dragon representing royal authority, add to the coin's majestic charm.
With an extremely limited mintage of just 999 coins worldwide, this coin is destined to become a prized possession for both chess enthusiasts and collectors. It comes beautifully presented in a case and includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Don't miss your chance to make your move and acquire this exceptional Black Proof coin that sets the kings apart from the pawns. Purchase yours today!
*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*