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Offline chrisild

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Niue 2014: Chinese Year of the Horse
« on: February 02, 2014, 12:00:34 PM »
Niue has just issued a 2 oz silver thing to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse. For less than 250 euro, you get not only one ounce of silver, not one and a half, no, two ounces of silver! With a horse. No, not just one or two, believe it or not, eight horses! Or is it one horse in eight different phases of motion? If you buy this (cough) coin today, you can find out for yourself! Only here and today you also get a beautiful box that turns the piece into a ... yes, it turns the piece. :)

Enough shopping TV; this is the latest news from the Gimmick Coin Dept. -- a "Rotating Horse" piece that the KNM (Royal Dutch Mint) made for Niue. Face value $2, mintage 2014 coins; the KNM price is 249. The special effect is that the piece has a central hole that can be used to rotate it. The box has a "window" that shows only one horse, and generates a sort of motion effect. You can see a short movie here:
  Oh, and the coin comes with a two-year warranty for the rotation mechanism ...

Hi-res images of the obverse and reverse are here:
http://www.knm.nl/CmsData/Artikelen/Fotos/9/1/0/091017/091017_mi_or_1.jpg
http://www.knm.nl/CmsData/Artikelen/Fotos/9/1/0/091017/091017_e_or_1.jpg

Christian
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Re: Niue 2014: Chinese Year of the Horse
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 01:55:44 PM »
You unbeliever. Of course, the entire Chinese population of Niue will want a copy of this legal tender whiter than white non-coin, because it also celebrates the 136th anniversary of the motion picture. They can't buy it there, because no piece will ever reach Niue, so you will make an instant profit. I will help you with an educational guide to the Chinese restaurants on the island. This unique rare trink... uhhh coin will make you stop and think twice about what life would be without cameras and the NSA.

Peter
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Re: Niue 2014: Chinese Year of the Horse
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 02:17:46 PM »
It should turn clockwise in my opinion.

 >:D Dale