Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings, Coin from Niue
CoinFive Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings

This coin was issued as part of a six-coin gold proof set by the Czech Mint, featuring Czech traditions recognised by the UNESCO Heritage List. It is in the signature "gold ducat" format of the mint, which is slightly heavier than a tenth-ounce.

The Mint says about the coin:
The UNESCO organisation protects not only cities, national parks and other places of interest that have tangible form. There is also a list that contains the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. And the Czechs certainly have something to say about that! Our colourful history has created a series of unique cultural idiosyncrasies, and we have expanded the list by six exceptional traditions.

This coin is dedicated to the Ride of the Kings - an annual procession associated with the Christian feast of Pentecost in four small towns in south-eastern Czech Republic. An entourage of chanters, pageboys, the King and his royal cavalcade parade through town dressed in traditional costumes and riding decorated horses, stopping along the way to chant rhymes that comment humorously on the character and conduct of spectators who in turn give monetary gifts for a good performance. The specific practices and responsibilities of the event are transmitted from generation to generation.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage400
Obverse
Niue / Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings - obverse photo

In the upper left part of the obverse, the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits. There are no designer's initials below the effigy.

The portrait is surrounded by a small beaded circle, below which is the date 2015 and the Queen's legend, ELIZABETH II.. The centre is surrounded by a large beaded circle, decorated on the right with a floral wreath. Below, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Around above right in the outer rim, NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS. Around below, INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE - CZECH REPUBLIC.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings - reverse photo

At the centre of the reverse, the coin shows two figures on horseback and in traditional costumes, taking part in the procession of the festival. The figure on the right represents the "King" - a young boy of 10 to 15 years old, whose face is partially covered, holding a rose in his mouth.

Around above left, the inscription JÍZDA KRÁLŮ (Ride of the Kings).

Reverse Inscription JÍZDA KRÁLŮ
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

200 individually issued coins, plus 200 in sets.

Issued in Set
Czech Traditions on the UNESCO List, mintage 200
6 coins: $5 Gold Falconry, $5 Gold Slovácko Verbuňk, $5 Gold Masopust, $5 Gold Ride of the Kings, $5 Gold Parading the Judas, $5 Gold Kladruby Horse Breeding
All (30) coins of type: Gold Tenth Ounce (1/10 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Marie de Rohan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II. 250 CENTS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Louis René de Rohan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II. 250 CENTS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Camille de Rohan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II. 250 CENTS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II. 250 CENTS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Hynek of Kunštát 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2014 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Viktorin of Kunštát 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2014 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 King George of Poděbrady 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2014 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Charles I of Münsterberg 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2014 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Liberation of Auschwitz 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · FIVE DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Battle of Iwo Jima 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · FIVE DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Red Army Captures Berlin 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · FIVE DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Prague Uprising 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · FIVE DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Vilém of Pernštejn and Helfštejn 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2015 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Jan IV of Pernštejn 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2015 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Vratislav II of Pernštejn 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2015 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 María Manrique de Lara y Mendoza 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2015 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Falconry 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Slovácko Verbuňk 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Masopust 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Parading the Judas 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Kladruby Horse Breeding 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Guardian Angel 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS 2020 ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Dragon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Phoenix 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Griffin 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Mythical Creatures - Harpy 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2020 · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Hydra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2021 · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Unicorn 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2021 · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2021 Mythical Creatures - Cerberus 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · 2021 · NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS ·
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Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage400
CurrentYes
Material0.986 Gold
DesignerLenka Nebeská
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.000 mm
Mass3.490 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-KQXM-EMPX
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