Athenian owl peers out from new silver bullion issue for Niue

New Zealand Mint and A-Mark partner in issuing $2 coin on behalf of island nation
By , Coin World
Published : 03/15/17
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Premiums for the bullion coin will vary by seller, but at press time, single coins to be paid for by check or wire transfer were offered for about $1.50 to $2 per coin above the “spot” precious metal price.

About the originals 

The silver tetradrachms of Athens are perhaps the best known among ancient Greek coins because the design depicting Athena and a large-eyed owl was used over the course of centuries with only subtle changes. This uniformity allowed Athenian tetradrachms to be recognized throughout ancient Greece as a trade currency, and their reach spanned far beyond Athens. 

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