Forty Ducats 2013 Bořivoj I, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Forty Ducats 2013 Bořivoj I, Coin from Niue
CoinForty Ducats 2013 Bořivoj I

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. One of them is the Czech Mint, which uses not only standard bullion sizes but also some formats based on the Czech Gold Ducat, including 40 Ducats weighing a massive 139.5 grams.

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.

The Mint says about this coin:
This coin commemorates the beginnings of the Přemyslid dynasty. Bořivoj I was the first Czech duke and Christian ruler - and member of the Přemyslid dynasty - who largely contributed to the spread of Christianity in the Czech lands in the 9th century. He and his wife Ludmila were baptised by archbishop Methodius and built the first churches on the territory of central Bohemia.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage100
Obverse
Niue / Forty Ducats 2013 Bořivoj I - obverse photo

The obverse features the picture from the Velislav Chronicle showing the baptism of Bořivoj I by archbishop Methodius.

Around right, BOŘIVOJŮV KŘEST (baptism of Bořivoj).

Below this, the date of issue of the coin, 2013. The effigy of Queen Elizabeth is in a small circle on the left. Below the effigy, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Around left, facing outward, the inscription NIUE ISLAND · 100 DOLLARS · ELIZABETH II. ·.

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND · 100 DOLLARS · ELIZABETH II. · 2013
Reverse
Niue / Forty Ducats 2013 Bořivoj I - reverse photo

The reverse side depicts Bořivoj I holding a flag in his right hand a shield in his left. The design is based on the wall paintings which decorate the rotunda in Znojmo.

The duke’s figure is complemented on the left with a shield displaying the Přemyslid flaming eagle.

Around right, the inscription 40 DUKÁT BOŘIVOJE I. (forty ducats of Bořivoj I).

Below, the monogram ZF of the artist, Zbyněk Fojtů.

Reverse Inscription 40 DUKÁT BOŘIVOJE I.
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in capsule and dark wooden case, with a Certificate of Authenticity in Czech, Slovak and English.
Date of issue: April 2013
Collection: Investment 40 ducat Coin
Coin name: Gold investment coin 40ducat of Bořivoj standard
Czech Mint Product Code: 75013-610

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Forty Ducats 2013 Bořivoj I: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Forty Ducats (139.5 g)
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerZbyněk Fojtů
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.000 mm
Mass139.500 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-PJPQ-OPQM
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