2015 Niue Commanders of Waterloo Blucher 1 oz Silver Ingot

2015 Niue Commanders of Waterloo Blucher 1 oz Silver Ingot


Issued on behalf of the Island of Niue, this Limited Edition 1 ounce silver proof ingot comes direct from The East India Company and features the famous painting of Field Marshall Prince von Blucher by George Dawe in a detailed color printing encased in an acrylic display.

Coin comes with Box with Certificate of Authenticity.

Country:                     Niue

Year of Issue:            2015

Face Value:                $5

Metal:                         .999 Silver

Weight:                       grams

Diameter:                   50 mm x 36 mm

Quality:                       Proof with Pad Printing

Mintage:                     500

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The obverse of this coin has engraver John Reich’s very European-looking version of Miss Liberty facing left. Her soft cap has LIBERTY incused, the date is centered at the bottom, seven stars are to the left, and six stars are to the right. The reverse features a more natural-looking eagle with the Union shield on its chest. For the first time in the half eagle series, the denomination is displayed. The motto is incused on a ribbon that arcs from wing tip to wing tip, and the legend surrounds the central devices. In its claws the eagle holds an olive branch and three arrows. Unlike the previous Type, these heraldic symbols are now in their proper place. The designer John Reich came to America as an indentured servant to escape the ravages of the Napoleonic Wars. He toiled at the Mint for a decade before quitting in disgust over never having been given a raise, and working under the overbearing and far less-talented Robert Scot.