Gold Five Ounces 2019 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2019 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Five Ounces 2019 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. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes based on the troy ounce, including a large five ounces of gold format (abbreviated as 5 oz 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 gold and silver coins, minted since 2017 with a new design every year. The weight of this gold coin by the Czech Mint is five troy ounces.

The Mint says about it:
The author of the original 2019 composition was medal maker Jaroslav Bejvl, who left us forever at the age of 75, so he did not manage to finish his masterpiece; Asamat Baltaev completed this masterpiece. The reverse side of the coin is dominated by a non-traditionally realistic two-tailed lion which guards the St Wenceslas crown, along with a flaming eagle on the shield.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage200
Obverse
Niue / Gold Five Ounces 2019 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 tiny 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 ELIZABETH II · 250 DOLLARS · 2019 ·.

Below the portrait, a sprig of linden - the Czech national tree. Below left, above the I in ISLAND, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 250 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Reverse
Niue / Gold Five Ounces 2019 Czech Lion - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin represents a realistic depiction of a resting lion with a double tail, guarding a shield depicting the eagle of 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 a cushion above the shield, the crown of St Wenceslas (Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia between 921 and 935).

Around left, facing outward, the inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA (Czech Republic). Around above right, the precious metal content: 5 oz Au 999.9 (five troy ounces of 99.99% gold; Au is abbreviated from "Aurum", the Latin word for gold).

In the lower left just above the exergue line, the designer's monogram. In the exergue, a sprig of linden - the Czech national tree.

Reverse Inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 5 oz Au 999.9
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in protective capsule in dark wooden box, with Certificate of Authenticity.
Czech Mint Product Code: 75589-610
Date of issue: February 2019
Issue price: 233,447 CZK

185 individual coins and 15 in sets.

Issued in Set
Czech Lion 2019 Three Coin Gold Set, mintage 15
3 coins: 1 kg Gold, 10 oz Gold, 5 oz Gold
See also

Coins in the Czech Lion series issued in 2019 include:
- 1 kg Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 10 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 5 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 oz Gold Reverse Proof, Czech Lion 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 1/25 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 0.5 g Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 10 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 5 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 oz Silver Reverse Proof, Czech Lion 2019

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Gold Five Ounces 2019 Czech Lion: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
ReverseCzech Lion
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage200
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJaroslav Bejvl, Asamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-DXBG-EDQG
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