Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle, Coin from Niue
CoinGold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle

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, collector and bullion 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 based on the troy ounce - such as the mini-coin format of one twenty-fifth of an ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1/25 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

This coin is part of the Slovakia Eagle ("Orol") range of premium bullion coins issued by the Czech Mint.

The Mint says about it:
The Slovaks waited patiently for the opportunity for self-determination for a long time - like a bird of prey circling in the sky over the majestic Tatra Mountains and looking out for its prey. It is no wonder that Slovak poets and revivalists of the 19th century took the eagle as a soul mate and that Ľudovít Štúr himself named the cultural supplement of the Slovak national newspaper "Orol tatránski" (The Tatra Eagle). Despite the efforts of their earlier rulers, the Slovaks retained their culture, language and character until they finally managed to gain independence. The symbol of all they have achieved has again been the eagle, which has represented power, victory, freedom and grandeur, but also a restoration and a new life. The predator, which is a representative of the Christian heavenly kingdom, also refers to the Slovak religious tradition.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage4,000
Obverse
Niue / Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle - 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 ELIZABETH II - 5 DOLLARS - 2021 -.

The Queen's effigy is smaller than normal and is enclosed within an oval cartouche. Between that and the outer rim with the inscriptions, the background is covered with ornaments of the Čičmany pattern, which is unique to Slovak folk architecture.

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 5 DOLLARS - 2021 -
Reverse
Niue / Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle - reverse photo

The reverse side of the coin is dominated by a depiction of the golden eagle, which is the lord of the Tatras (mountains); in the background, Kriváň peak in Slovakia.

Around above, the inscription SLOVAKIA 1/25oz Au 999.9; "1/25oz Au 999.9" means "one twenty-fifth of a troy ounce of 99.99% gold" - Au is abbreviated from Aurum, the Latin word for gold.

Above right, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna). Above left, the monogram of the designer, MD (for Martin Dašek).

Reverse Inscription SLOVAKIA 1/25oz Au 999.9
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (Troy oz): 0.040
Finish: "standard" (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in a capsule.
Czech Mint Product Code: 76010-610
Date of issue: February 2021
Issue price: 2,450 CZK, 95.90 EUR

See also

Slovakia Eagle coins with this design include:
- 1 kg Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 10 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2020
- 5 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2020
- 1 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 1/25 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2020
- 1/25 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 10 oz Silver, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 5 oz Silver, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Slovakia Eagle 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Slovakia Eagle 2021

Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle: Known varieties
Variety In card
Mintage Issued: 500
Details

In numbered blister card. Announced fore pre-order April 2021, with availability June 2021. Product Code: 76011-610. Issue price: 108.60 EUR.

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Gold Twenty-fifth Ounce 2021 Slovakia Eagle: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeGold Twenty-fifth Ounce (1/25 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage4,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerMartin Dašek
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size13.000 mm
Mass1.240 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-NXMZ-OXJL
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