One Dollar Silver 2022 Crystal Scarab, Coin from Niue - detailed information

One Dollar Silver 2022 Crystal Scarab, Coin from Niue
CoinOne Dollar Silver 2022 Crystal Scarab

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.

The Mint says about this coin:
In ancient Egypt, scarabs were considered the personification of divinity and a symbol of rebirth. Combined with precious stones, their images become amulets bringing happiness and stability. This exquisitely decorated Crystal Scarab coin is a unique collector’s item that oozes with positive energy enchanted in fine silver!

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintage600
Obverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2022 Crystal Scarab - 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 small 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 2022 ·.

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 2022 ·
Reverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2022 Crystal Scarab - reverse photo

The reverse shows the coloured image of a piece of jewellery representing a scarab with iridescent wings. There is a stone insert above the scarab.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
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Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, gemstone insert.
Packaging: boxed, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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One Dollar Silver 2022 Crystal Scarab: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Silver, Smartminting
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage600
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologySmartminting
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
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