Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake

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 one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

This coin is part of a New Zealand Mint series which celebrates the Celestial Animals of Feng Shui and features The Yellow Snake.

In the Chinese feng shui, each of the five elements is represented by a different animal, known as the Celestial Animals of Feng Shui. Each animal is associated with an element, direction and colour. The animals are said to have guarded their corresponding landscapes centuries ago. When the animals are used following the guidelines of feng shui, it is said to bring feelings of harmony and peace.

In the theory of the five elements, the colour yellow is associated with the element Earth, in the centre. The snake has affinity with this concept being an extremely receptive, sensible animal that stays alert perceiving what surrounds it.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake - 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: ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Reverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake - reverse photo

This reverse coin shows at its centre the celestial Yellow Snake from Chinese mythology.

The central circle is surrounded by ornamentation in traditional Chinese style.

Around below right, the precious metal content: 1 oz 9999 Fine Gold (one ounce of 99.99% gold).

Reverse Inscription 1 oz 9999 Fine Gold
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof.
Packaging: in wooden display box, with Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

The coins in the Celestial Animals of Feng Shui series are:
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Green Dragon 2019
- 1 oz Silver BU, The Green Dragon 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The White Tiger 2019
- 1 oz Silver BU, The White Tiger 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Red Phoenix 2020
- 1 oz Silver BU, The Red Phoenix 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Yellow Snake 2020
- 1 oz Silver BU, The Yellow Snake 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Black Turtle 2021
- 1 oz Silver BU, The Black Turtle 2021

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Gold Ounce 2013 Endangered and Extinct - Tasmanian Devil 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2013 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2013 Sachin Tendulkar 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 20 DOLLARS 2013 ·
Gold Ounce 2014 Endangered and Extinct - Green Sea Turtle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2014 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2014 Reptiles - Frilled Neck Lizard 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2014 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2015 Endangered and Extinct - Mahogany Glider 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2015 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2015 Reptiles - Thorny Devil Lizard 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2015 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Endangered and Extinct - Southern Cassowary 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2016 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Reptiles - Blue Tongue Lizard 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2016 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Han Solo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Yoda 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Ounce 2016 Star Wars - R2-D2 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Princess Leia 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Endangered and Extinct - Green and Golden Bell Frog 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2017 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Reptiles - Australian Goanna 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2017 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Obi Wan Kenobi 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Luke Skywalker 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Star Wars - C-3PO 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Boba Fett 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2018 Endangered and Extinct - Powerful Owl 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2018 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Reptiles - Saltwater Crocodile 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2018 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Deadly and Dangerous - Red-Back Spider 249 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2018 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2018 ·
Gold Ounce 2018 US Trade Dollar 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2018 ·
Gold Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Darth Maul 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Emperor Palpatine 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2019 Reptiles - Green Tree Python 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Australia at Night - Platypus 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Australia at Night - Red Kangaroo 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Wildlife Up Close - Wedge-Tailed Eagle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Elizabeth II First Visit 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 288 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Japanese Trade Dollar 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
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Gold Ounce 2019 Celestial Animals - The Green Dragon 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Celestial Animals - The White Tiger 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2020 Queen Elizabeth II Long May She Reign 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Reptiles - Snake-Neck Turtle 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Australia at Night - Echidna 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Wildlife Up Close - Tasmanian Devil 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
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Gold Ounce 2020 French Trade Dollar 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 250 DOLLARS · 2020 ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Lando Calrissian 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Death Star 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
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Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - TIE/LN Fighter 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
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Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
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Gold Ounce 2021 Pac-Man 500 Public Seal of Niue NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Icons of Inspiration - Galileo 100 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Icons of Inspiration - Leonardo da Vinci 100 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
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Gold Ounce 2021 Sonic the Hedgehog 300 Public Seal of Niue PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE 2021 250 Dollars
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Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.0000 mm
Thickness2.980 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-RZBY-ODQG
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Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake: Photos
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Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake: Photo 2020 Niue 1 oz Gold $250 Celestial Animals Snake / thumbnail 2020 Niue 1 oz Gold $250 Celestial Animals Snake
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
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Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake: Photo 2020 Niue 1 oz Gold $250 Celestial Animals Snake / thumbnail 2020 Niue 1 oz Gold $250 Celestial Animals Snake
Copyright: New Zealand Mint
Source