Gold Five Ounces 2020 Red-Back Spider, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2020 Red-Back Spider, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Five Ounces 2020 Red-Back Spider

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 standard bullion sizes, including this very large five ounces of gold format (abbreviated as 5 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

This coin is part of the Deadly and Dangerous series featuring native Australian animals, and is a gold version of the first issue in the series, showing a Red-Back Spider.

MintPAMP Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage50
Obverse
Niue / Gold Five Ounces 2020 Red-Back Spider - 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: ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 500 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 9999 GOLD ·.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "5 OZ 9999 GOLD" means "five troy ounce of 99.99% gold".

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 500 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Reverse
Niue / Gold Five Ounces 2020 Red-Back Spider - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows an Australian Red-Back Spider in its web, with three smaller spiders below.

On the left, on two lines the inscription RED-BACK SPIDER.

Reverse Inscription RED-BACK SPIDER
EdgeMilled interrupted, with serial number on plain sectionEdge Inscription[unique serial number]
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in wooden presentation box with illustrated outer shipper, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity matching the number on the edge of the coin.

There is no available primary information on this series; it seems that the coins are commissioned by the Australian company Downies, with the silver coins being struck by the Perth Mint and the gold coins in the series (with the same designs) by PAMP or CIT.

See also

Coins in the Deadly and Dangerous series are issued for a number of counties and include:
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Red-Back Spider 2006
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Great White Shark 2007
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Blue-Ringed Octopus 2008
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Saltwater Crocodile 2009
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Eastern Brown Snake 2010
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Box Jellyfish 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Red-Back Spider (Russian version) 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Great White Shark (Russian version) 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Blue-Ringed Octopus (Russian version) 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Saltwater Crocodile (Russian version) 2011
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Eastern Brown Snake (Russian version) 2011
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Red-Back Spider 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Great White Shark 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Blue-Ringed Octopus 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Saltwater Crocodile 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Eastern Brown Snake 2012
- 0.5 g Gold, Tokelau, Box Jellyfish 2012
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Funnel Web Spider 2012
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake 2013
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Spider-Hunting Scorpion 2014
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Bull Ant 2015
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Death Adder 2016
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Bull Shark 2017
- 1 oz Gold, Niue, Red-Back Spider 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Dingo 2018
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Lionfish 2019
- 5 oz Gold, Niue, Red-Back Spider 2020
- 5 oz Silver, Niue, Red-Back Spider 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Niue, Tarantula 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Tarantula 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Niue, Stingray 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Tuvalu, Stingray 2021

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Gold Five Ounces 2020 Red-Back Spider: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value500 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-AAGL-OWQJ
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