This is the first issue in a new series from the Poland Mint, Sea Battles with the first coin an amazing high relief depiction of the Battle of Salamis. This striking 2 ounce, .999 pure silver coin features a genuine Lapacho inlay, numbered edge and rich antique finish.
Lapacho is the inner bark of the Pau d’Arco tree Handroanthus Impetiginosus and is widely used in the herbal medicines of several Central and South American indigenous peoples.
A unique and already highly sought after collectible from Niue with an extremely limited mintage of only 500 pieces worldwide.
The Battle of Salamis was a naval battle fought between an alliance of Greek city-states under Themistocles, and the Persian Empire under King Xerxes in 480 BC. It resulted in a decisive victory for the outnumbered Greeks. The battle was fought in the straits between the mainland and Salamis, an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, and marked the high point of the second Persian invasion of Greece. Credit: Wikipedia
Quality: High Relief, Antique Finish
Metal Content: 2 Troy Ounce (62.2 grams)
Manufacturer: Poland Mint
Diameter: 45 mm
Mint Capsule, Deluxe Box, Certificate of Authenticity