Gold Half Ounce 2015 Prague Uprising, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce 2015 Prague Uprising, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Half Ounce 2015 Prague Uprising

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 - such as a half ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1/2 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

This coin, commemorating the Prague Uprising of 1945, was issued as part of a four-coin gold proof set by the Czech Mint.

The Mint says about the coin:
Since the beginning of 1945 a nationwide uprising was being prepared in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, in order to liberate the nation, once and for all, from German domination. Due to other European events, which indicated the approaching end of the Second World War, this rebellion should have helped to prevent the Germans from looting or destroying our industrial potential. The Prague uprising burst out 5th May, 1945. Nearly three thousand victims form part of the list of the fallen, which was completed this year by the Military Historical Institute, 70 years later.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage99
Obverse
Niue / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Prague Uprising - obverse photo

At the centre of the obverse, 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. There are no designer's initials below the effigy.

To the left of the portrait and below, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

The rim surrounding the portrait is ringed with graveyard crosses. In the outer rim, the Queen's legend, the face value and date of issue: ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 25 DOLLARS · 2015 ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 25 DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Reverse
Niue / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Prague Uprising - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin represents the Prague Uprising of 1945, depicting citizens behind a barricade in the streets of the city, where the triumphantly waving flag of Czechoslovakia dominates in the foreground.

Around above, the inscription 5. - 9. KVĚTNA 1945 (5 - 9 May 1945). Around below, PRAŽSKÉ KVĚTNOVÉ POVSTÁNÍ (Prague May Uprising).

Reverse Inscription 5. - 9. KVĚTNA 1945 PRAŽSKÉ KVĚTNOVÉ POVSTÁNÍ
EdgePlain, inscribedEdge Inscription[serial number]
Issued in Set
End of World War II - 2015, mintage 99
4 coins: Liberation of Auschwitz, Battle of Iwo Jima, Red Army Captures Berlin, Prague Uprising
See also

Coins issued by the Czech Mint in 2015 for Niue to mark the end of World War II include:
- Gold Half Ounce 2015, Liberation of Auschwitz
- $5 Gold 2015, Liberation of Auschwitz
- Gold Half Ounce 2015, Battle of Iwo Jima
- $5 Gold 2015, Battle of Iwo Jima
- Gold Half Ounce 2015, Red Army Captures Berlin
- $5 Gold 2015, Red Army Captures Berlin
- Gold Half Ounce 2015, Prague Uprising
- $5 Gold 2015, Prague Uprising

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Gold Half Ounce 2015 Prague Uprising: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value25 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage99
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJakub Orava
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.000 mm
Mass15.560 g
OCC IDRMKG-OZAC-XWQX-ENXQ
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