Gold Ounce 2020 Lion King - The Circle of Life, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2020 Lion King - The Circle of Life, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Ounce 2020 Lion King - The Circle of Life

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). Many of these feature famous movie characters.

The second release in the Disney The Lion King series by new Zealand Mint features an officially licensed image of Rafiki on Pride Rock holding up baby Simba in an iconic scene from the movie as "The Circle of Life" plays in the background.

Disney's The Lion King is an animated film first released to the public on 24 June 1994. Winning two Academy Awards for the music and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, The Lion King continues to be a classic film for children and adults alike. The story follows a young lion cub, Simba, and his life through adulthood. The movie is set in the Pride Lands of Africa, where lions rule the kingdom. One of the more memorable scenes of the film is at the beginning when the baboon shaman Rafiki blesses the lion cub Simba and presents him before the onlooking animal kingdom as the evocative song "The Circle of Life" can be heard.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage250
Obverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2020 Lion King - The Circle of Life - 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 250 DOLLARS 2020.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Reverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2020 Lion King - The Circle of Life - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features a scene from the Lion King movie with Rafiki standing on Pride Rock and holding up a baby Simba.

Around above right, the precious metal content: 1 oz 9999 Fine Gold (one ounce of 99.99% gold) and copyright acknowledgement: © Disney.

Around below, the logo of the movie, Disney's THE LION KING.

Reverse Inscription Disney's THE LION KING 1 oz 9999 Fine Gold © Disney
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in plastic capsule.

See also

Coins in The Lion King series by the New Zealand Mint include:
- 1 oz Gold Lion King - 25th Anniversary 2019
- 1 oz Silver Lion King - 25th Anniversary 2019
- 1 oz Gold Lion King - The Circle of Life 2020
- 1 oz Silver Lion King - The Circle of Life 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Lion King - Hakuna Matata 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Lion King - Hakuna Matata 2021

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Gold Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2016
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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 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 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 2018 Red-Back Spider 249 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2018 · 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 Star Wars - Stormtroopers 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Lion King - 25th Anniversary 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
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
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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
Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - Imperial Star Destroyer 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - T-65 X-Wing Fighter 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - TIE/LN Fighter 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - T-47 Snowspeeder 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Star Wars - TIE Advanced x1 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Harry Potter 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Great Barrier Reef 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Tarantula 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 100 DOLLARS · 1 OZ 9999 GOLD ·
Gold Ounce 2020 Albus Dumbledore 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Lion King - The Circle of Life 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Red Phoenix 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Celestial Animals - The Yellow Snake 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Back to the Future 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
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Gold Ounce 2020 Lion King - The Circle of Life: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Movie Characters
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage250
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Thickness3.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-QQBM-OJYG
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