I’ve been trying to think of a US coin released specifically for Valentine’s Day, but haven’t had any luck. I can see coins used in heart necklaces and other jewelry, but not just the coin itself. If you think of one, please let me know. Meanwhile, I have found some foreign coins for Valentine’s Day.
Niue (pronounced neway) is a small coral island near Fiji, Samoa and the Cook Islands and about 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand. Once a territory of New Zealand, Niue became self-governing in free association with New Zealand in 1974. At around 100 square miles, Niue is one of the smallest countries, but one of the largest coral islands. With their association with New Zealand, Niue uses the New Zealand Dollar as their monetary unit.
Here are some of the Valentine’s coins from this island. They are all .9999 oz. Silver Coins.
Another Island Nation in the South Pacific, Tuvalu is the fourth smallest independent nation. Tuvalu coins are manufactured at the Perth Mint in Western Australia. They are 50 cent coins minted in .9999 oz silver. Here are a couple of the “Forever Love” coins.
The Cook Islands had a couple of heart shaped coins in 2014 and 2017. As well as being being Silver Coins, they both contain a piece of jewelry making it 3D coins. Neat, huh?
So Forget the Chocolates and Flowers
Give your lover the gift that can last longer and possibly increase in value over time. They’re pretty coins too.
The South Pacific must be the center of romance.