Gold Ounce 2021 Sonic the Hedgehog, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Sonic the Hedgehog, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Sonic the Hedgehog

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 premium bullion coin was issued to mark the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog.

SEGA released the first game featuring the titular character, Sonic the Hedgehog, on June 23rd, 1991, introducing us to the speedy blue hedgehog who loves adventure, freedom, and never backs down from a challenge. Dr. Eggman debuted alongside Sonic in 1991 as the main antagonist, who dreams of dominating the world and oftentimes traps helpless animals in his robots to use for his nefarious purposes.

As the series continued, we were introduced to an even bigger cast of characters including Miles “Tails” Prower, a two-tailed fox, and Knuckles the Echidna. Tails, Sonic’s best friend first introduced in 1992 in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, can spin his two tails quickly enough to fly. A mechanical genius, he looks up to Sonic and oftentimes aids in his journeys. Knuckles the Echidna appeared in the following game, Sonic the Hedgehog 3. As the guardian of the Master Emerald, he will stop at nothing to protect the Emerald and his home of Angel Island from anyone who wishes to abuse its powers.

MintAPMEX Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage300
Obverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2021 Sonic the Hedgehog - obverse photo

The obverse features the "Public Seal of Niue" (it has to be noted that this is not the official seal...) at its centre. It has what looks like a plant arrangement at centre, within a double ornamental circle, itself surrounded by a circle of sea shells. This is crowned with St Edward's Crown (of the United Kingdom). Around above between the two, the inscription PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE. Below that, a ribbon carries the motto ATUA NIUE TUKULAGI on two lines, below which two crossed katoua (Niue fighting clubs).

The date of issue 2021 is below the seal.

The rim is decorated with motifs from the game. Around below, an inscription shows the weight, purity, metal content, copyright and denomination: 1 OZ .999 AU ©SEGA 250 Dollars.

Obverse Inscription PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE 2021 250 Dollars
Reverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2021 Sonic the Hedgehog - reverse photo

The reverse design features an officially licensed image of Sonic the Hedgehog, along with the inscription SONIC THE HEDGEHOG below, and the 30TH ANNIVERSARY logo on the right.

Reverse Inscription SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 30TH ANNIVERSARY
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in capsule, round blue tin and illustrated themed shipper, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins issued for the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog include:
- 1 oz Gold, Sonic the Hedgehog, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Sonic the Hedgehog, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Sonic the Hedgehog, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Sonic the Hedgehog - Doctor Eggman, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Sonic the Hedgehog - Miles Tails, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Sonic the Hedgehog - Knuckles the Echidna, 2021

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Gold Ounce 2021 Sonic the Hedgehog: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPublic Seal of Niue
Face Value250 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage300
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.000 mm
Thickness2.980 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-BMVR-EXJL
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