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SUEZ CANAL 150th Anniversary 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2019

SUEZ CANAL 150th Anniversary 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2019

31.1 (1 oz). This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the most significant sea lane in the world the Suez Canal. The coin features a wonderful colouration, has a Proof Quality, has a great design and comes in a case that replicates an historical compass, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to only 999 pieces worldwide! The reverse of the coin shows a wonderful and detailed image of the Emperor Franz Josephs yatch LAigle. On the top of the reverse, the inscription 150 YEARS the year of anniversary. The bottom part of the reverse features the image of Empress Eugenia and Emperor Franz Joseph landing at Port Said for the opening of the Suez Canal and the inscription OF THE SUEZ CANAL. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: ELIZABETH II the name of the Queen, NIUE ISLAND the issuing country and 1 DOLLAR 2019 the face value and the year of issue. Suez Canal The Suez Canal is a sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez. Constructed by the Suez Canal Company between 1859 and 1869, it was officially opened on 17 November 1869. The canal offers watercraft a shorter journey between the North Atlantic and northern Indian Oceans via the Mediterranean and Red Seas by avoiding the South Atlantic and southern Indian Oceans, reducing the journey by approximately 6,000 kilometres. It extends from the northern terminus of Port Said to the southern terminus of Port Tewfik at the city of Suez. Its length is 193.30 km (120.11 mi), including its northern and southern access channels. In 2012, 17,225 vessels traversed the canal (average 47 per day). The original canal was a single-lane waterway with passing locations in the Ballah Bypass and the Great Bitter Lake. It contains no locks system, with seawater flowing freely through it. In general, the canal north of the Bitter Lakes flows north in winter and south in summer. South of the lakes, the current changes with the tide at Suez. The canal is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority of Egypt. Under the Convention of Constantinople, it may be used “in time of war as in time of peace, by every vessel of commerce or of war, without distinction of flag”. The item “SUEZ CANAL 150th Anniversary 1 Oz Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2019″ is in sale since Wednesday, February 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins”. The seller is “powercoin_italy” and is located in Roma. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Niue
  • Year: 2019
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
  • Composition: Silver
  • Certification: Uncertified
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