Gold Ounce 2022 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Czech Lion

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 Czech Lion series of bullion coins issued every year by the Czech Mint with a new design.

The Mint says about the series:
The best-known story of how the exotic lion became the symbol of the Czech country is the tale of Bruncvík - a mythical prince who travelled to Africa, where he helped the animal king to fight the dragon, belongs to the most famous stories of how an exotic lion became a symbol of the Czech land. Old chroniclers offer a more plausible explanation. According to them, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa rewarded Prince Vladislaus II with a royal crown and a new heraldic animal, which replaced the previous eagle in 1158.

The lion represented the knight's virtues, strength and courage, which were demonstrated by Vladislaus during the conquest of Milan in the imperial service. And how did the heraldic beast come to its second tail? Heroism played a key role again. King Ottokar I of Bohemia helped Emperor Otto IV. in the fight against the Saxons in 1204, and the Czech lion received a second tail for it, which distinguished it from the beasts of other nations and provided it with a unique prestige. However, medieval writers liked to colour their stories, therefore they are not a reliable source of information. The first verifiable Czech lion was a symbol of the Přemyslid dynasty and appears on the equestrian seal of Vladislaus Henry from 1203. Only Ottokar II, the Iron and Golden King, placed the lion on the coat of arms.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage3,820
Obverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2022 Czech Lion - 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: NIUE ISLAND 2022 ELIZABETH II 50 DOLLARS.

The effigy and legend are in a shield at the centre of the obverse. The wide rim around it has a relief pattern of a "flaming eagle" representing Moravia and Silesia, two of the three historical Czech lands represented on the Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic (the outlines of the two eagles are identical, they only differ in colour, which is not shown on the coin).

On the right, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND 2022 ELIZABETH II 50 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Gold Ounce 2022 Czech Lion - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin represents a realistic depiction of a lion's head, crowned with the crown of St Wenceslas (Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia between 921 and 935).

Around below near the rim, the inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA (Czech Republic). In smaller letters in the inner circle above that, the precious metal content: 1oz Au 999.9 (one troy ounce of 99.99% gold; Au is abbreviated from "Aurum", the Latin word for gold).

In the left field, the designer's monogram.

Decorating the rim are leaves of linden - the Czech national tree.

Reverse Inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 1oz Au 999.9
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in protective capsule.
Date of issue: January 2022
Czech Mint Product Code: 76166-650
Issue price: 57,479.00 CZK, 2,336.10 EUR

Coins in individual packaging: 2,000 standard coins in capsules plus 200 in blister cards, and 1,390 proofs in capsules.
Coins in sets: 200 in set with Slovak Eagle, and 30 in seven-coin Czech Lion set.

Issued in Set
Czech Lion 2022 Seven Coin Gold Set, mintage 30
7 coins: 1 kg Gold, 10 oz Gold, 5 oz Gold, 1 oz Gold, 1/2 oz Gold, 1/4 oz Gold, 1/25 oz Gold
Czech Lion and Slovak Eagle 2022, Gold, mintage 200
2 coins: 1 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022, 1 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2022
See also

Coins in the Czech Lion series issued in 2022 include:
- 1 kg Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 10 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 5 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 1/25 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 5 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 3 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 10 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 5 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2022

Gold Ounce 2022 Czech Lion: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in card
Mintage Issued: 200 (included in total)
Details

Standard (Brilliant Uncirculated) coin in a numbered blister card.

Czech Mint Product Code: 76167-650. Date of issue: April 2022. Issue price: 2,400.00 EUR.

Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 1,390 (included in total)
Details

Date of issue: May 2022.

All (63) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2014 Hawksbill Turtle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2014
Gold Ounce 2015 Hawksbill Turtle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 200 DOLLARS 2015
Gold Ounce 2016 Hawksbill Turtle 10,000 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 10,000 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 2018 Scrooge McDuck 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2018
Gold Ounce 2019 Czech Lion 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait · NIUE ISLAND 50 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II · 2019 ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof 700 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 50 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Gold Ounce 2019 Lion King - 25th Anniversary 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
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 Clone Trooper 25,000 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
Gold Ounce 2019 Mickey Mouse - Fantasia 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Mickey Christmas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Donald Duck 85th Anniversary, Bullion 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2019
Gold Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 50 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 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Roaring Lion of Judah 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Tree of Life 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 Slovakia Eagle 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 50 DOLLARS - 2020 -
Gold Ounce 2020 Mandalorian Mythosaur 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2020 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2020 Darth Vader 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Boba Fett 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2020
Gold Ounce 2021 The Mandalorian 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Grogu (Baby Yoda) 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Lion King - Hakuna Matata 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Donald and Daisy 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Mickey Mouse and Goofy 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Tree of Life 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Czech Lion 2,750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 50 DOLLARS · 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 50 DOLLARS - 2021 -
Gold Ounce 2021 Thaler 3,000 Public Seal of Niue 50 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Batman 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Wonder Woman 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Superman 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Millennium Falcon 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Star Wars - Galactic Empire 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Pirates of the Caribbean - The Black Pearl 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Pirates of the Caribbean - The Flying Dutchman 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Pirates of the Caribbean - The Empress 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Back to the Future 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 Shrek 200 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2021 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2021 Mickey Christmas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2021 The One Ring 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2021
Gold Ounce 2022 Lady and the Tramp 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Yu-Gi-Oh! 125 Public Seal of Niue PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE 2022 250 Dollars
Gold Ounce 2022 Czech Lion 3,820 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2022 ELIZABETH II 50 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Slovakia Eagle 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 50 DOLLARS - 2022 -
Gold Ounce 2022 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Aquaman 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 The Flash 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Star Wars - Rebel Alliance 250 Public Seal of Niue 250 DOLLARS 2022 PUBLIC SEAL OF NIUE
Gold Ounce 2022 Pirates of the Caribbean - Queen Anne's Revenge 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 250 DOLLARS 2022
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Gold Ounce 2022 Czech Lion: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,820
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAsamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-QAJL-EVRB
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