Gold Half Gram (0.5 g), Coin Type from Niue - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (0.5 g), Coin Type from Niue (issued 2019 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)

Niue, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar is the circulation currency for daily transactions, while the government also authorises legal tender coins in the Niue Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

A number of mints issue a large variety of commemorative, collector and bullion coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Some of them are in the mini-coin format of half gram of gold (abbreviated as 0.5 g Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

The coins are considered "Non Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion, because they are issued at prices much higher than the intrinsic value of the precious metal they are made of.

Obverse

Various designs as listed individually below.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the monarch, face value, date
Reverse

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription 0.5 g Au 999.9
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Half Gram (0.5 g): Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
From2019
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.000 mm
Mass0.500 g