Labrador Retriever, 1 dollar, Series: Man’s Best Friends – Dogs
- Denomination:1 New Zealand dollar
- Metal:Ag 999
- Weight:17.50 g
- Circulation:up to 1,500 pcs
- Date of issue:March 2014
The Mint of Poland is jubilant to announce issuing the “Man’s Best Friends” series to affirm the unbreakable bond between humans and dogs.
Since time immemorial these four-legged friends have accompanied the man faithfully. Dogs’ nature has won the hearts of a wide range of pet enthusiasts for whom this delightful coin collection has been manufactured.
Thе fourth coin in this colletion is dedicated to Labrador Retriever.
- the perfect gift for all dog lovers
- minted in .999 sterling silver
- embellished with multi-coloured printed decorations
- offered in a neat blister pack designed to house the coins from this exciting collection
The second-to-none craftsmanship of the Mint of Poland and stunning adornments has made this coin a charming
gift and a remarkable collector's item.
The Labrador Retriever – the name of the breed comes from the Labrador Peninsula in Canada and the English verb "to retrieve" which is associated with the tasks that they perform while hunting. In the 18th century, it was used by fishermen to work on board of fishing boats. They were called the St. John’s dogs. The breed was first brought to Europe in 1820 by the Earl of Malmesbury who together with his son started breeding them in the UK. At the end of the 19th century, the breed was approved there as a hunting dog.
In the central part of the coin – a profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Below – inscriptions: Ag 999 (the hallmark), m/w (the mint mark). Along the rim – inscriptions: ELIZABETH II, NIUE ISLAND (the issuer), 1 DOLLAR (the face value), 2014 (the year of issue).
In the central part of the coin – a multi-coloured image of a Labrador Retriever. In the background – a relief scene of the Labrador in the bosom of nature. Along the rim – the name of the breed.
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