Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková

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 a quarter ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1/4 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

This coin was issued as part of a set of four gold coins featuring Winners of the Summer Olympic Games 2012 from the Czech Republic.

The Mint says about it:
All four gold coins feature Czech athletes who won a gold medal on the XXXth Summer Olympics and the XIVth Summer Paralympics in London, and have the same obverse side featuring a stylised Cubist motif reminding of the design of the sportsmen clothing, as well as the obligatory features of the coin: effigy of Queen Elizabeth, denomination, and the year of issue.

The reverse side shows the athletes in action. On this coin: Barbora Špotáková - javelin throw.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage200
Obverse
Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková - obverse photo

Above left, 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. There are no designer's initials below the effigy.

To the left of the effigy, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Below the effigy, ELIZABETH II; around below, NIUE ISLAND. The date of issue 2013 is above, and the face value 5 DOLLARS is to the right.

The background is patterned with "stylised Cubist motifs", similar to those worn by Czech athletes on their jerseys during the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows Barbora Špotáková, a Czech track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw and won the gold medal in that discipline at the 2012 London Olympics; she is holding the javelin above her head, ready to throw.

On her jersey, CZECH REPUBLIC, below which London 2012.

Around above right, the inscription BARBORA ŠPOTÁKOVÁ 2012, below which XXX. LOH LONDÝN (Czech: XXX. Letní olympijské hry Londýn: XXX Summer Olympic Games London).

Above the athlete's left shoulder, OŠTĚP (javelin).

The designer's initial D (for Jiří Dostál) is below left, near the rim.

Reverse Inscription BARBORA ŠPOTÁKOVÁ 2012 XXX. LOH LONDÝN OŠTĚP
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
Winners of Summer Olympic Games 2012 - Gold Set, mintage 200
4 coins: 1/4 oz Gold, 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda, 1/4 oz Gold, 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková, 1/4 oz Gold, 2013 Olympics - Mirka Knapková, 1/4 oz Gold, 2013 Paralympics - Jiří Ježek
See also

There is also a silver half-ounce coin featuring Barbora Špotáková.

All (52) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Mirka Knapková 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Paralympics - Jiří Ježek 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2013 5 DOLLARS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Han Solo 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Yoda 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Star Wars - R2-D2 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2016
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Charles IV - Achievements 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Blanche of Valois 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Obi Wan Kenobi 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 25 DOLLARS 2017
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage200
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJiří Dostál
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.780 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-ZVGB-EMNY
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