One Dollar Silver 2016 Friesian Horse, Coin from Niue - detailed information

One Dollar Silver 2016 Friesian Horse, Coin from Niue
CoinOne Dollar Silver 2016 Friesian Horse

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, bullion and collector coins under the authority of Niue. These coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself.

Some coins are marketed in standard bullion sizes, like half ounce silver, one ounce silver etc, and some of those are also denominated as $1, for which see respective lists. This coin, denominated as One Niue Dollar, is not in a standard ounce-based size and is made using a "smartminting" technique - meaning that it has features not generally found in circulation coins.

This coin is part of the Man's Best Friends series and features a Friesian Horse.

The Mint says about it:
"Not only lovers of equestrian activities will be enchanted with the silver gleams of this commemorative coin! Vivid images of the magnificent Friesian horses dynamically reflect the sheer beauty of these gentle animals. Thanks to best-quality digital printing the image of the sable stallion depicted on the coin looks strikingly lifelike. The design of the reverse alludes to the rural landscape of the historical province of Friesland - the cradle of the Friesian horse.

Purebred Friesian horses are recognised by their raven-black coat colour, powerful overall conformation, good bone structure, arched neck and well-chiselled, short-eared head. A Friesian horse has a long thick mane and a silky tail. These beautiful animals are noted for their brisk, high-stepping trot. Friesian horses are valued for their intelligence, docility and willingness to cooperate with people. Elegant and good tempered, Friesian horses are highly valued among film directors, hence their popularity in movies and television. For example, they were starred in such films as The Mask of Zorro and Interview with a Vampire."

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintage750
Obverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2016 Friesian Horse - 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: ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·.

Below the portrait on its right side, the small MW mint mark of the Mint of Poland (m over W), for Mennica Warszawska (Mint of Warsaw).

Around below right, the hallmark Ag 999 (99.9% silver; "Ag" is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver, and is internationally used to mark silver coins and jewellery).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
Reverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2016 Friesian Horse - reverse photo

The central part of the coin shows the coloured image of a Friesian horse running in a field. In the background to the left, a typical Dutch windmill and fields representing a rural landscape of the historical province of Friesland in the Netherlands.

Along the rim, around above the name of the coin in Polish: KOŃ FRYZYJSKI, and around below left in English: Friesian Horse.

Reverse Inscription KOŃ FRYZYJSKI Friesian Horse
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, digital printing.
Packaging: boxed, with Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: December 2016.

See also

Coins in the Man's Best Friends include:
- $1 Silver, Bengal Cat, 2014
- $1 Silver, British Shorthair Cat, 2014
- $1 Silver, European Shorthair Cat, 2014
- $1 Silver, Javanese Cat, 2014
- $1 Silver, Siamese Cat, 2014
- $1 Silver, Maine Coon, 2014
- $1 Silver, Persian Cat, 2014
- $1 Silver, Scottish Fold Cat, 2015
- $1 Silver, Somali Cat, 2015
- $1 Silver, Devon Rex Cat, 2016
- $1 Silver, Labrador Retriever Dog, 2014
- $1 Silver, Chow Chow Dog, 2014
- $1 Silver, Cocker Spaniel Dog, 2014
- $1 Silver, White Terrier Dog, 2014
- $1 Silver, Chihuahua Dog, 2014
- $1 Silver, German Shepard Dog, 2014
- $1 Silver, Yorkshire Terrier Dog, 2014
- $1 Silver, Bernese Mountain Dog, 2015
- $1 Silver, Pug Dog, 2015
- $1 Silver, Siberian Husky Dog, 2016
- $1 Silver, Arabian Horse, 2015
- $1 Silver, Friesian Horse, 2016
- $1 Silver, Thoroughbred Horse, 2017

All (63) coins of type: One Dollar Silver
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 2011 Princess Diana 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2011
One Dollar 2011 Royal Wedding 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2011
One Dollar Silver 2012 Coronation Egg 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Rosebud Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Swan Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Cockerel Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Lily Bouquet Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Winter Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Order of St George Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Napoleonic Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Kremlin Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2014 Bengal Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 British Shorthair Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 European Shorthair Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Javanese Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Siamese Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Maine Coon Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Persian Cat 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ONE DOLLAR 2014 Niue Island ELIZABETH II
One Dollar Silver 2014 Labrador Retriever Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Chow Chow Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Cocker Spaniel Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 White Terrier Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Chihuahua Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 German Shepherd Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Yorkshire Terrier Dog 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ONE DOLLAR 2014 Niue Island ELIZABETH II
One Dollar Silver 2014 Brown Bear 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2014 ELIZABETH II 1 DOLLAR
One Dollar Silver 2014 Wild Boar 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Roe-Deer 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 European Bison 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Hyacinth Macaw 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2014 1 DOLLAR
One Dollar Silver 2014 Siberian Tiger 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Grevy's Zebra 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Giant Panda 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Mountain Gorilla 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Black Rhinoceros 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Red Ruffed Lemur 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Loggerhead Sea Turtle 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Kingfisher 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Hoopoe 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 Fishing 2,222 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2014 World War I 2,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 All the Best 9,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 1 DOLLAR 2015 ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND
One Dollar Silver 2015 Year of the Goat 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Scottish Fold Cat 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Somali Cat 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Bernese Mountain Dog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Pug Dog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Arabian Horse 850 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Amur Leopard 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Blue Whale 2,015 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 Emperor Tamarin 600 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2015 European Bee-eater 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Year of the Monkey 1,016 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Year of the Monkey (with Elephant) 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Devon Rex Cat 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Siberian Husky Dog 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Friesian Horse 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2016 Golden Oriole 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2016 ·
One Dollar Silver 2017 Thoroughbred Horse 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2017 ·
One Dollar Silver 2017 Goldfinch 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2017 ·
One Dollar Silver 2018 RAF Centenary 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2018 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2021 Year of the Ox 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2021 ·
One Dollar Silver 2022 Year of the Tiger 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2022 ·
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One Dollar Silver 2016 Friesian Horse: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Silver, Smartminting
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage750
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologySmartminting
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass17.500 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-PVMA-OMNY
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