2017 Evolution of Earth - Nummulites Silver Coin - $2 Niue
The second coin in the popular Evolution of Earth series from the Mint of Poland features Nummulites. This coin is struck in high relief and contains 2oz of .999 silver which is then plated with Ruthenium and Gold and then given an antique finish.
Nummulites are large lenticular fossils, characterized by its numerous coils, subdivided by septa into chambers.
Ancient Egyptians used nummulite shells as coins and the pyramids were constructed using limestone that contained nummulites.
The name "Nummulites" is a diminutive form of the Latin nummulus meaning "little coin", a reference to their shape.
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