Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Spring, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Spring, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Spring

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 bullion sizes based on the troy ounce - such as a fifth-ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1/5 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum), or similar.

This coin is part of a mini-series representing the seasons of the year, and is dedicated to Spring.

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintage222
Obverse
Niue / Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Spring - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait", by Ian Rank-Broadley). 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. The designer's initials are not shown.

Below the neck truncation and over the BE of ELIZABETH, the small MW mint mark of the Mint of Poland (m over W), for Mennica Warszawska (Mint of Warsaw).

The effigy is small and is in the left part of the design. Horizontally above, NIUE ISLAND. Below left, the rest of the legend: ELIZABETH II, below which the face value 5 DOLLARS.

The date of issue 2013 is above right. Below it, the hallmark Au 999.9 (99.99% gold; "Au" is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold, and is internationally used to mark gold coins and jewellery).

The rest of the obverse is decorated with a floral motif.

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND 2013 ELIZABETH II 2013
Reverse
Niue / Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Spring - reverse photo

The reverse has a floral decoration, into which three coloured Swarovski crystals have been inserted.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, crystal inserts.
Packaging: in a gold-coloured pouch.

All (14) coins of type: Gold Fifth Ounce (1/5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Coronation Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2012
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Order of St George Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2012
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Rosebudd Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2012
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Moscow Kremlin Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2012
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Cockerel Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2012
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Swan Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2012
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Winter Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2012
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Lily Bouquet Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2012
Five Dollars Gold 2013 Fabergé - Napoleonic Egg 777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2013
Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Winter 222 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2013 ELIZABETH II 2013
Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Spring 222 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2013 ELIZABETH II 2013
Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Summer 222 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2013 ELIZABETH II 2013
Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Autumn 222 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2013 ELIZABETH II 2013
Five Dollars Gold 2012 Fabergé - Caucasus Egg 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2015
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Gold Five Grams 2013 Magic Calendar of Happiness: Spring: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Fifth Ounce (1/5 oz)
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage222
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerPiotr Demitraszek
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size12.25 x 20.7 mm
Mass5.000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XGLV-OVRB
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