Open Cube Shaped Coin Honors Canonization of Pope John Paul II

April 23, 2014 in Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Design, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins

By: Michael Alexander. April 23rd, 2014. (

The Government & Treasury of Niue Island have launched a new concept in coinage never previously seen. The new coin, a creation in the shape of an open cube with images and artwork on each side, make this item unique among coins based on its design, shape, and production.

The coin is designed by artisan Urszula Walerzak and minted by the Mint of Poland at their facilities in Warsaw. Taking advantage of a specially designed minting process – the production of a flat cross-shaped coin is completed and the next procedure of “shaping” the actual piece after minting and oxidizing takes place. The coin is bent with precision into the final example seen, the forming of an open-sided cube. The coin is issued in commemoration of the imminent canonization of the late Pope John Paul II, occurring on the 27th April of this year.

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