Cave of Chauvet "Cats"


This coin is part of series Prehistoric Art, Cave Paintings



The Chauvet Cave or Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave is a cave in the Ardèche department of southern France that contains the earliest known cave paintings, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River. Discovered in 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites. The cave was first explored on December 18, 1994 by a trio of speleologists: Eliette Brunel-Deschamps, Christian Hillaire, and Jean-Marie Chauvet, for whom it was named. On top of the paintings and other human evidence they also discovered fossilized remains, prints, and markings from a variety of animals, some of which are now extinct.


Key Selling Points:
Coins dedicated to prehistoric art
Next coins include for example: Jabbaren, Lascaux and Altamira cave. Also other art will be included.
Unique “grind” coloring technique will give that real rock look to the color
Rare low mintage, expected sell will occur very fast!

Specifications
Art.-No NU1101 Metal Silver
Country Niue Fineness .925
Year 2011 Weight ½ oz
Face Value 1 Dollar Diameter 35 mm
Quality PROOF Mintage 1'000 pcs
Special Features Coloring with grind texture.
Scope of Delivery Capsule, box and numbered certificate.
Availability Issued

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This coin is part of the Prehistoric Art, Cave Paintings series.
The following coins are already issued in this series:

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