Gold Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion

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 coins under the authority of Niue. Most of these are commemorative and collector issues dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Others are bullion coins in sizes based on the troy ounce, or metric - including the extremely large five kilograms of gold format (abbreviated as 5 kg Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). These gold coins are targeted at bullion investors and are released at prices close to the intrinsic value of their precious metal content.

This coin is part of the Czech Lion series of bullion coins issued every year by the Czech Mint with a new design.

The Mint says about it:
The world's bullion coins used to be dedicated to strong national symbols, and the Czech Lion, the first coin of its kind minted in the Czech Republic, is no exception. The weight of the unique gold coin of the Czech Mint with the year 2022, which bears a unique security hologram, is five kilograms.

High-mass coins with a hologram are minted using a special hydraulic press that was designed specifically for this purpose. This is the only machine of its kind in the world - no other press has such a configuration and technical parameters. The Czech Mint had to build a special workplace for it due to its size and considerable weight.

The principle of production of high-mass coins does not differ from the procedure used in the minting of their smaller siblings. But everything is of course bigger, heavier and more demanding. While a normal punch weighs around one-half kilogram, the weight of punches intended for the production of record coins is calculated in the tens of kilograms. These tools take days to machine. The forces involved in minting giant coins are astronomical - the press exerts the same pressure as if you stacked a couple of thousand cars on top of each other.

Although the Czech Lions are primarily bullion coins, their artistic qualities are unquestionable. The author is the young artist Asamat Baltaev, who is one of the brightest stars of the Czech medal scene. His work stands out for its extraordinary details and height of relief.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage 10
Obverse
Niue / Gold Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion - obverse photo

The obverse of 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.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: NIUE ISLAND 2022 ELIZABETH II 40 000 DOLLARS.

The effigy and legend are in a shield at the centre of the obverse. The wide rim around it has a relief pattern of a "flaming eagle" representing Moravia and Silesia, two of the three historical Czech lands represented on the Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic (the outlines of the two eagles are identical, they only differ in colour, which is not shown on the coin).

On the right, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND 2022 ELIZABETH II 40 000 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Gold Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin represents a realistic depiction of a lion's head, crowned with the crown of St Wenceslas (Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia between 921 and 935).

Around below near the rim, the inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA (Czech Republic). In smaller letters in the inner circle above that, the precious metal content: 5000g Au 999.9 (five kilograms of 99.99% gold; Au is abbreviated from "Aurum", the Latin word for gold).

In the left field, the designer's monogram. In the lower right, a shield-shaped coloured hologram depicting a lion's head.

Decorating the rim are leaves of linden - the Czech national tree.

Reverse Inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 5000g Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated), with hologram.
Coin name: Gold five-kilo bullion coin Czech Lion 2022 with hologram stand
Packaging: in dark wooden display case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Czech Mint Product Code: 76176-610
Release date: August 2022
Release price: 7,890,000.00 CZK, 315,600.00 EUR

See also

Coins in the Czech Lion series issued in 2022 include:
- 1 oz Palladium, Czech Lion, 2022
- 1 oz Platinum, Czech Lion, 2022
- 10 kg Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 5 kg Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 1 kg Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 10 oz Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 5 oz Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 1/25 oz Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Czech Lion, 2022
- 5 kg Silver, Czech Lion, 2022
- 3 kg Silver, Czech Lion, 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Czech Lion, 2022
- 10 oz Silver, Czech Lion, 2022
- 5 oz Silver, Czech Lion, 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Czech Lion, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Czech Lion (Queen Elizabeth II obverse), 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Czech Lion (Public Seal of Niue obverse), 2022

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Gold Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Kilos (5 kg)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value40000 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage10
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAsamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size120.0000 mm
Mass5,000.0000 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-LPMY-ENXQ
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