Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Blanche of Valois, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Blanche of Valois, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Blanche of Valois

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 tenth ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1/10 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 wife, Blanche of Valois.

The Mint says about the coin:
It is 700 years since the Czech king John of Luxembourg and his wife Eliška Přemyslovna had a son Václav, who later adopted a name after his godfather - Charles IV; his efforts to improve the countries of the Czech Crown earned him the nickname Father of the Homeland.

Besides the challenges of being ruler, he took - four times - the role of a husband. His first wife was the very young Blanche of Valois. The daughter of Count Charles of Valois and his third wife Mahaut de Chatillon, Blanche of Valois (in French Blanche de Valois) was born in 1316 and was a sister of the future French King Philip VI. The Czech King John of Luxembourg used the potential political influences and brought his son Václav to the French Court for upbringing. He adopted the name Charles (in Czech: Karel) after the confirmation and on May 15th, 1323 was to wed with Blanche of Valois. It was a symbolic marriage, they were both only seven years old. After several years of joint custody Blanche travelled to Luxembourg, Northern Italy and Lombardy. They met again in 1334 in Prague. Blanche gave to Charles IV two daughters, Margaret and Catherine. After the death of John of Luxembourg in 1347, she was crowned the Czech queen, but less than a year after that unexpectedly passed away.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage500
Obverse
Niue / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Blanche of Valois - 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 5 DOLLARS 2016
Reverse
Niue / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Blanche of Valois - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a portrait of Queen Blanche of Valois sitting on a throne, holding symbols of royal power - a sceptre and an orb. The sceptre and the drapery behind her are decorated with the French symbol of the fleur-de-lis.

Around below, the inscription KAREL IV. A LIDÉ BLANKA Z VALOIS; translated from Czech: Charles IV and people - Blanche of Valois.

Reverse Inscription KAREL IV. A LIDÉ BLANKA Z VALOIS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in capsule, and gold paper case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: February 2016
Collection: 700 Years of Charles IV
Czech Mint Product Code: 75191-611

See also

The design was also issued as a quarter-ounce gold coin (denominated as $10) in a four-coin set.

All (38) coins of type: Gold Tenth Ounce (1/10 oz)
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Marie de Rohan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II. 250 CENTS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Louis René de Rohan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II. 250 CENTS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Camille de Rohan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II. 250 CENTS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II. 250 CENTS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Hynek of Kunštát 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2014 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Viktorin of Kunštát 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2014 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 King George of Poděbrady 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2014 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Charles I of Münsterberg 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2014 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Liberation of Auschwitz 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · FIVE DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Battle of Iwo Jima 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · FIVE DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Red Army Captures Berlin 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · FIVE DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Prague Uprising 200 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · FIVE DOLLARS · 2015 ·
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Vilém of Pernštejn and Helfštejn 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2015 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Jan IV of Pernštejn 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2015 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Vratislav II of Pernštejn 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2015 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 María Manrique de Lara y Mendoza 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 2015 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Falconry 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Slovácko Verbuňk 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Masopust 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Parading the Judas 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Charles IV - Achievements 700 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2016
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Blanche of Valois: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerMichal Vitanovský
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.000 mm
Mass3.110 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-KPKQ-EPQM
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