Cave of Chauvet “Cats”

Niue 2011 1 Dollar Cave of Chauvet Cats Silver Coin

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!

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Specifications

Article IDNU1101
CountryNiue
Year2011
Face Value1 Dollar
MetalSilver
Weight1/2 oz (15.5 g)
Fineness.925
Diameter35 mm
QualityProof
Mintage1000 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesColoured
AvailabilityIssued
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