NIKI NAMU - 15,000 Cowrie - .999 silver
This is a lovely tropical looking coin of 5.6+ grams of .999 silver at 20 millimeters in diameter. A substantial coin with intricate design, the value at 15,000 Cowrie is historically accurate to actual accounts of the Cowrie Shell trade.. Centuries ago, the Maldives Larin weighed in at 4.8 grams and was priimarily around .925 purity in silver. The Larin would fetch 12,000 Cowrie Shells. Thus, about 5.5 to 5.6 grams would net you about 15,000 Cowrie. The Niki Namu 15,000 Cowrie releases on July 1, 2012 with a mintage of 200.