Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall

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 is part of a four coin series by the Czech Mint marking the 700th anniversary of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia (Bohemia later evolved into the modern state of Czechia); it is dedicated to his building projects, and shows the Hunger Wall.

The Mint says about the coin:
The Hunger Wall was built between 1360-1362 from cretaceous marl quarried directly at the construction site on Petřín hill. The Czech King and Emperor Charles IV had it build for a strategic reasons, in order to strengthen the fortifications of the Prague Castle and today’s Lesser Town against attacks from the south and west. An interesting dominant of Prague stretches from Újezd to Petřín Hill through mountainside across the Strahov and farther to Hradčany. Originally, it was about 4.5 meters tall and 1.8 meters wide. Parts of the Hunger Wall were walkways for moving patrols, escape routes and several outpost towers, called bastions. One of them is now the basis for the main dome of the of the Štefánik Observatory.

The legend says that Charles IV summoned to work starving people, for whom the construction became a source of livelihood, hence the name of the Hunger Wall or the nicknames The Grim Reaper and The Bread.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage200
Obverse
Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall - obverse photo

In the upper half of the obverse, 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.

The Queen's legend, ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND is around above left and right. On two lines below left, the face value 5 DOLLARS; below right, the date of issue 2016.

The lower half of the obverse has a decorative geometric pattern, below which the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
Reverse
Niue / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a stonemason in Medieval garb working on a fortress wall.

Around left and right, the inscription KAREL IV. A STAVBY HLADOVÁ ZEĎ; translated from Czech: Charles IV and buildings - the Hunger Wall.

Reverse Inscription KAREL IV. A STAVBY HLADOVÁ ZEĎ
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in four-coin set.

Issued in Set
Charles IV - 700th Anniversary, mintage 200
4 coins: 1/4 oz Gold, Charles IV Coronation, 1/4 oz Gold, Blanche of Valois, 1/4 oz Gold, Hunger Wall, 1/4 oz Gold, Charles University
See also

The design was also issued as a tenth-ounce gold coin (denominated as $5).

All (41) coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
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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
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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
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Charles University 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS 2016
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage200
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerMichal Vitanovský
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.775 g
OCC IDANMQ-OPYC-QWGR-EJYG
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