Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from Niue - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from Niue (issued 2010 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)

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 and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes - such as a half ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1/2 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

Note that the various mints have been authorised to use different effigies of the monarch, so the obverses are inconsistent.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their bullion value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

Obverse
Niue / Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - obverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the monarch, face value, date
Reverse
Niue / Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription 1/2 oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz): Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
From2010
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeVaries
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.000 mm
Mass15.500 g
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