Following the Erta Ale volcano of Ethiopia, the Mint of Poland has issued two-ounce silver coins. This is the second release during the ongoing volcano series of silver investment. The coin features an inlay of the actual lava oozing from Mount Vesuvius. It also includes the mountain itself (Mount Vesuvius) and Italy. Mt Vesuvius, which is located in Pompeii city, is widely known for the infamous deadly eruptions that killed at least 1600 people. Thereafter, the volcano has had mild eruptions. The volcano is considered the deadliest volcanoes as it is situated at the heart of a densely populated city of Pompeii. The new coin is now available in First Coin firm for those who want to make pre-orders. A pre-order goes for $249.90 and the shipping is expected to be done at the end of the month. The coin has a total mintage limit of 688 pieces.
At the obverse of the new coin is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The center design features a convex, high relief rendering of the Mount Vesuvius amidst eruption with red lava flowing towards the surrounding of Pompeii city. In addition, the obverse includes the inscriptions, Volcano Vesuvius-Pompeii, Elizabeth II, Niue Island and Ag 999. The concave reverse of the coin resembles an open mouth of a volcano, whose lava inlay is at the center. The diameter of the coin measures 50 mm. It comes by a certificate of authenticity coupled with a presentation box made from wood.