2021 $5 Human Tragedies Chernobyl 2oz Silver Coin


Coin Specifications

Year 2021
Denomination $5
Country Niue
Max Mintage 500
Finish Antiqued / Fluorescent
Primary Material Silver .999
Primary Material Weight 2oz
Coin Dimensions (mm) 45.00

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Commemorating Chernobyl: A Tribute in Silver

Overview of the 2021 $5 Chernobyl Coin

Discover the profound impact of history with the 2021 $5 Human Tragedies Chernobyl 2oz Silver Coin, the first in the poignant “Human Tragedies” series. This collector’s item not only honours the memory of the Chernobyl disaster but also serves as a stark reminder of the importance of nuclear safety.

Detailed and Symbolic Design

The coin’s reverse is a testament to the artistry and attention to detail in coin design. It features a high relief representation of a liquidator’s mask, reflecting the clean-up efforts post-explosion. What makes this coin truly unique is its glow-in-the-dark elements, symbolising the haunting presence of radioactive substances. The obverse showcases the coat of arms of Niue, along with essential details like denomination, purity, and the year of issue, set against the backdrop of Pripyat’s iconic ferris wheel.

Historical Context and Legacy

This coin encapsulates a significant historical moment: the Chernobyl catastrophe of 25-26 April 1986. The incident, marked by a hydrogen explosion and widespread radioactive contamination, is considered one of the gravest industrial disasters of the 20th century. It highlights the crucial need for a safety-first approach in industrial operations. This disaster led to the evacuation and resettlement of over 350,000 individuals and had far-reaching political and environmental consequences.

Limited Edition Collector’s Item

A must-have for collectors, this coin is not only a piece of art but also a limited edition item, with only 500 pieces minted. Each coin comes in an elegant wooden box with a certificate of authenticity, ensuring its value and collectability. Own a piece of history and a reminder of the resilience and strength of humanity in the face of disaster with the 2021 $5 Human Tragedies Chernobyl 2oz Silver Coin.

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