NEW !!! NIUE 2$ 2014 SILVER 999. 1 OZ - HALLOWEEN GLOW-IN-THE-DARK COIN: JACK-O-LANTERN. EXTREMELY LOW MINTAGE - 699 COINS WORLDWIDE !!!!!!!!DESCRIPTION
On coin reverse there is a colored image of the famous Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin, elements of Halloween tradition and the inscriptions: 'Happy halloween'.
The coin obverse shows the nominal value, an image of the Queen Elizabeth II with inscription, 'Elizabeth II', the name of the issuer, 'Niue Island' and the year of issue 2014.
A jack-o'-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o'-the-wisp or jack-o'-lantern. In a jack-o'-lantern, the top is cut off to form a lid, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved out of the pumpkin's rind to expose the hollow interior. To create the lantern effect, a light source is placed within before the lid is closed. This is traditionally a flame or electric candle, though pumpkin lights featuring various colors and flickering effects are also marketed specifically for this purpose. It is common to see jack-o'-lanterns on doorsteps and otherwise used as decorations during Halloween.
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