Gold Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters, Coin Type from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters, Coin Type from Niue (issued 2000 - )
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters

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 one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). Many of these feature famous movie characters.

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

Various designs as listed individually below.

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

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription 1 oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
From2000
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeVaries
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Mass31.100 g