Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Wonders of the World - Mausoleum, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Wonders of the World - Mausoleum, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Wonders of the World - Mausoleum

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 the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World series by the Czech Mint, and depicts the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

The mint says about it:
Anatolia, also known as Asia Minor - a narrow strip of coastline full of countless bays - is a veritable treasure trove of historical civilisations. Long before our era, advanced cultures flourished in breathtaking cities. While the northernmost Greek colony was the mythical Troy, the very southern one was the metropolis of Halicarnassus, famous as the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The city was ruled by the proud King Mausolos II, who wished above all to be remembered for all time. Therefore, he let build a majestic tomb for himself to compete with the pyramids of Egypt. The monument resembled the classical Greek temples with supporting columns, but with a height of forty-five metres it was built on a massive base. The roof took the form of a stepped pyramid, which was crowned with a gigantic sculpture of Mausolus and his wife Artemisia riding in a chariot drawn by a horse-drawn quadruped. Unfortunately, the king did not live to see the completion of the building. After he died, the Queen, who loved her husband more than anything in the world, oversaw the completion of the monument. The building, which came to be called the Mausoleum - or "belonging to Mausolus" - was so magnificent that the name became a generic term for any large tomb. Mausolus' wish came true - his name will live on forever.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage2,400
Obverse
Niue / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Wonders of the World - Mausoleum - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre 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 small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

The effigy is smaller than usual and is surrounded by a wide rim divided by depictions of Greek columns into eight sectors. Seven of these depict the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Egyptian pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse on the island of Pharos. In the eighth sector below, on five lines the monarch's legend, face value and date of issue: NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2022.

Near the rim below left, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2022
Reverse
Niue / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Wonders of the World - Mausoleum - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a reconstruction of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (in present-day Turkey).

On two lines around below, the inscription MAUSOLEUM AT HALICARNASSUS.

The designer's monogram PB (for Petra Brodská) is in the lower left, just under the exergue line.

Reverse Inscription MAUSOLEUM AT HALICARNASSUS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Czech Mint Product Code: 75937-611
Release date: November 2022.

400 individually carded coins plus 2,000 sealed in a special packaging perforated so that ten parts can be conveniently divided if necessary (200 packs of 10 coins each). The ten-pack, product code 76038-611, was issued at 2,500.00 EUR in January 2023.

See also

Coins in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World series issued for Niue:
- 1 oz Gold, The Great Pyramid of Giza, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Great Pyramid of Giza, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, 2021
- 1 oz Gold, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, 2022
- 1 oz Gold, The Colossus of Rhodes, 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold, The Colossus of Rhodes, 2023

All (62) 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
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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
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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
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Five Dollars Gold 2015 Czech Traditions - Masopust 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Hunger Wall 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II· NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2016
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Charles the Elder of Žerotín 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 2016 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Charles Emmanuel of Žerotín 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 2016 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2017 John of Rosenthal 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 5 DOLLARS 2017
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2020 Guardian Angel 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 5 DOLLARS 2020 ·
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2022 Wonders of the World - Mausoleum: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,400
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerPetra Brodská
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size16.0000 mm
Mass3.1100 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-BNGQ-OMDY
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