One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague Astronomical Clock, Coin from Niue - detailed information

One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague Astronomical Clock, Coin from Niue
CoinOne Dollar Silver 2020 Prague Astronomical Clock

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. Many of them are made using "smartminting" techniques and have features not generally found in circulation coins - e.g. high relief, full colour printing and/or different forms, including fully three dimensional (3D).

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 particular coin denominated as One Niue Dollar is not in a standard ounce-based size.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Prague Astronomical Clock, which is admired by millions of tourists from all over the world, has become the motif of this Czech Mint's silver coin beautified by selective gilding. The history of the instrument, which measures not only time but also the position of celestial bodies, dates back to 1410. Therefore, the Prague Astronomical Clock is one of the oldest in the world. It gives unique evidence of the technical skills of medieval watchmakers and it is a unique work of art that combines many different styles - from Gothic to Romantic.

The Prague Astronomical Clock is also surrounded by a number of legends that say that its existence is connected with our homeland. When the painter Josef Mánes received a contract to create the astronomical clock's calendar plate to complement the astronomical dial, his colleagues tried to discourage him. According to the prophecy, madness awaited everyone who worked on the astronomical clock. However, the disaster was not only a threat to the artist himself - the astronomical clock had not worked for centuries, and if it worked, the Czech lands would be hit by a disaster. Manes ignored the warning and created a monumental allegory of the twelve months of the year. Whether it was a coincidence or a real curse, the prophecy came true - the astronomical clock was finally put into operation in 1866, when the Prussians invaded Bohemia, the cholera epidemic started and the painter was afflicted by mental illness.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague Astronomical Clock - 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 · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·.

Below the portrait and on the left, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
Reverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague Astronomical Clock - reverse photo

The reverse side of the coin is dominated by a south view of the Old Town Hall Tower; the astronomical clock face and calendar plate are highlighted by selective gilding. The composition is supplemented by details of both sets, which are also gold-plated.

Around above right, the inscription STAROMĚSTSKÝ ORLOJ (Old City Clock) above right.

The artist's monogram PB (for Petra Brodská) is below right.

Reverse Inscription STAROMĚSTSKÝ ORLOJ
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, selective gold plating.
Packaging: in black leather case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: January 2020
Issue price: 990 CZK, 37.20 EUR
Collection: Prague motifs
Coin name: Silver coin Prague Astronomical Clock proof
Czech Mint Product Code: 75744-717

See also

Coins in the Prague Sights series issued for Niue by the Czech Mint:
- 40 Ducats (139.5 g Gold), Infant Jesus of Prague, 2019
- 40 Ducats (139.5 g Gold), Prague Astronomical Clock, 2020
- $1 (13 g Silver), Infant Jesus of Prague, 2020
- $1 (13 g Silver), Prague Astronomical Clock, 2020
- $1 (13 g Silver), Prague - Charles Bridge, 2020
- $1 (13 g Silver), Prague - National Theatre, 2020

All (78) 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 Fabergé - Coronation Egg 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Rosebud Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Swan Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Cockerel Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Lily Bouquet Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Winter Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Order of St George Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - Napoleonic Egg 9,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2012
One Dollar Silver 2012 Fabergé - 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 2020 Sapphire Scarab 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Jasper Scarab 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2020 ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Infant Jesus of Prague 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague Astronomical Clock 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague - Charles Bridge 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR ·
One Dollar Silver 2020 Prague - National Theatre 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · 2020 · 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 ·
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One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Twelve Panel Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Blue Striped Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Revolving Miniatures Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Tsarevich Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Pinecone Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Twelve Monograms Egg 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2021
One Dollar Silver 2021 Fabergé - Red Cross Egg 499 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 2020 Prague Astronomical Clock: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Silver
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerPetra Brodská
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.000 mm
Mass13.000 g
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-MBVW-OMDY
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