Gold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah

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, including one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum). Those issued at prices much higher than their bullion value are separately listed in the Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) gold ounce section of the site.

Unlike them, this coin is targeted at bullion investors and was initially released at a price close to the value of its precious metal content.

This coin is part of the legal tender bullion coin Truth Series by Sunshine Minting, US (called Sunshine Mint by most dealers).

The company says about it:
"The symbolism of the Lion was imparted unto the children of Jacob's youngest son, Judah, in the book of Genesis. Emblematic of all that is fierce, powerful, majestic, and influential, the Lion of Judah extends Lion's domain beyond the jungle and imparts these qualities unto all those in association.

The reverse side depicts a Lion's head; its fierce roar is made evident with the use of expert engraving as the details of his scowl are apparent for all to see. A crown adorns the Lion with the Aleph Tav, a symbol representative of both the covenant's leader and the unity of Judah's descendants. The image is enhanced as it is laid over a uniquely florally inspired coin field, which serves to enhance the beauty of the coin. A micro-engraved inscription is included on Lion's crown as an added security feature, which reads Send Out Your Light and Your Truth (a quote from the Bible, Psalm 43:3)."

MintSunshine Minting Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage250
Obverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah - 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 2021.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Reverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the head of a majestic roaring lion.

On a diadem (or crown) on its head: את (א - Aleph, is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and ת - Tav, is the last; the inscription is in Hebrew so reads fro right to left). The Aleph Tav is a symbol representative of both the covenant's leader and the unity of Judah's descendants.

At the base of the diadem, a micro-engraved inscription reads SEND OUT YOUR LIGHT AND YOUR TRUTH.

The lion is surrounded by a decorative floral pattern; the background is frosted.

Around below, the precious metal content: ONE TROY OUNCE .9999 FINE GOLD.

Reverse Inscription את ONE TROY OUNCE .9999 FINE GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

See also

There are also a silver 1oz coin and a silver 5oz coin with the same reverse design.

All (27) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
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Gold Ounce 2015 Hawksbill Turtle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2015
Gold Ounce 2016 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Ounce 2017 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Darth Vader 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2017
Gold Ounce 2018 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Darth Vader 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Stormtrooper 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2019 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig - Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Darth Vader 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
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Gold Ounce 2020 Roaring Lion of Judah 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat - Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2020 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
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Gold Ounce 2020 Boba Fett 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
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Gold Ounce 2021 Batman 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
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Gold Ounce 2021 Millennium Falcon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
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Gold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2021
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)
Size31.750 mm
Mass31.104 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-PAPX-EMNY
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