Cave of Tadrart “Elephant”

Niue 2011 1 Dollar Cave of Tadrart Elephant Silver Coin

The Acacus Mountains or Tadrart Acacus. From a mountain range in the desert of western Libya, part of the Sahara. They are situated east of the Libyan city of Ghat and stretch north from the Algerian border about 100 km. Tadrart means ‘mountain’ in the native language of the area (Tamahaq language). The area has a particularly rich array of prehistoric rock art.
The area is known for its rock-art and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 because of the importance of these paintings and carvings. The paintings date from 12,000 BC to 100 AD and reflect cultural and natural changes in the area. There are paintings and carvings of animals such as giraffes, elephants, ostriches and camels, but also of men and horses. Men are depicted in various daily life situations, for example while making music and dancing.

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 IDNU1102
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
Available

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