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  • Forgotten Cities - Pompeii 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Forgotten Cities - Pompeii 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Forgotten Cities - Pompeii 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Forgotten Cities - Pompeii 1 oz Silver Coin
  • Forgotten Cities - Pompeii 1 oz Silver Coin

Forgotten Cities Silver Coin - Pompeii

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The forgotten city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman city, situated near modern Naples in Italy, known for its’ elegant villas, bustling shops and bathhouses, all lining the paved streets. On 24 August in 79 AD, the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted. Falling debris and poisonous vapours filled the streets of Pompeii, burying the thriving community under 5m (16 ft) of ash. Over 2,000 citizens perished, and what was left of the city was soon abandoned. This beautiful engraved coin is the fourth release in the Forgotten Cities coin collection from New Zealand Mint.

The Forgotten Cities - Pompeii 1 oz Silver coin is packaged in an impressive explorer-themed travel journal coin case, which holds the clue to the next coin release in this series.

Find the Longitude and Latitude of the next Forgotten Cities release within the packaging.  Hint: the use of a magnifying glass may assist! The Certificate of Authenticity is incorporated within the packaging and there is a limited worldwide mintage of 2000 coins.

This beautiful Fine Silver engraved coin is the fourth release in the Forgotten Cities coin collection from New Zealand Mint, following on from Machu Picchu, Petra and Angkor. A classic-styled engraved coin that would appeal to those who have interests in historical culture and travel. Start or add to your Forgotten Cities coin collection today!

Style Number: 30-00442

Precious Metal:
Silver Coins
Weight:
1 oz

Technical Specifications

  • Coin Metal: 999 Fine Silver
  • Coin Weight: 1 oz
  • Coin Finish: Proof
  • Coin Diameter: 40mm (Nominal)
  • Coin Edge: Milled
  • Coin Denomination: $2
  • Year of Issue: 2016
  • Coin Mintage: 2,000
  • Effigy: Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Country of Issue: Niue

Coin Story

Pompeii was an ancient Roman city, situated near modern Naples in Italy. The town was founded around the 7th century BC by the Osci people. Centuries of growth followed, as the city became a destination for holiday makers, attracted by the sun and fine coastal scenery. Elegant villas, bustling shops and bathhouses all lined the paved streets.

On 24 August in 79 AD, the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted. Falling debris and poisonous vapours filled the streets of Pompeii, burying the thriving community under 5 m (16 ft) of ash. 2,000 citizens perished, and what was left of the city was soon abandoned.

Over 1,500 years passed, before an initial discovery in 1599 led to a broader rediscovery in 1748 by the Spanish explorer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre. He was amazed to find that underneath a thick layer of dust and debris, the city of Pompeii had been preserved perfectly, due to a lack of air and moisture.

Today, the excavation of Pompeii continues, as we gain an insight into what life was like during the Roman Empire. The city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and receives 2.5 million tourists every year.

Fact… 

‘The cloud was rising from a mountain-at such a distance we couldn't tell which, but afterwards learned that it was Vesuvius. I can best describe its shape by likening it to a pine tree. It rose into the sky on a very long "trunk" from which spread some "branches."’ - Pliny The Younger

Search for clues of the next Forgotten Cities release hidden through your travel journal.

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