Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Coin Type from Niue - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Coin Type from Niue (issued 2000 - )
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 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 quarter ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1/4 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.


Various designs as listed individually below.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the monarch, face value, date

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription 1/4 oz 9999 GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz): Details
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Sub-types Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Movie Characters
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.775 g