One Dollar Silver 2022 Year of the Tiger, Coin from Niue - detailed information

One Dollar Silver 2022 Year of the Tiger, Coin from Niue
CoinOne Dollar Silver 2022 Year of the Tiger

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.

This coin is part of a Mint of Poland series featuring the Chinese Lunar Calendar and is dedicated to the 2022 Year of the Tiger.

The Mint says about it:
According to the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Water Tiger begins on February 1, 2022 and ends on January 21 of the next year. Tiger, the third animal of the Chinese Zodiac, is a sign of creative and talented individuals who are active, generous and emotional. People born under the sign of the Tiger are always ready to defend their loved ones and overcome even formidable obstacles.

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintage3,000
Obverse
Niue / One Dollar Silver 2022 Year of the Tiger - 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 Year of the Tiger - reverse photo

The reverse shows at it centre the image of a tiger facing the viewer, its eyes coloured yellow. On the left, the Chinese character for "tiger": .

Around above, the inscription YEAR OF THE TIGER 2022. The text is coloured yellow.

Reverse Inscription 虎 YEAR OF THE TIGER 2022
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured (digital printing. laser matting of the fields).
Packaging: boxed, with a Certificate of Authenticity in Russian.

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One Dollar Silver 2022 Year of the Tiger: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar Silver
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage3,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass10.000 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-KLLN-EPQM
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