Silver Five Kilos 2021 Charles IV - Emperor and Diplomat, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Five Kilos 2021 Charles IV - Emperor and Diplomat, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Five Kilos 2021 Charles IV - Emperor and Diplomat

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 in standard bullion sizes based on the troy ounce, but some are in the metric system and go to the extremely large size of five kilograms (5 kg) of silver.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their bullion value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

This premium bullion coin highlights Bohemian King Charles IV, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, in his role of emperor and diplomat.

The Mint says about it:
Few people have left such a mark on our history as Charles IV. Famous as a fearless warrior, he was also an enlightened thinker who knew five languages and wrote an autobiography to serve as a lesson for his successors. He loved women, wine and chivalric tournaments, but was well aware of the importance of education. He excelled in the delicate art of diplomacy and was a master at forging dynastic marriages. He found support in the Church and was instrumental in the elevation of the Bishopric of Prague to an archbishopric.

He was the first of the Bohemian kings to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor, but although he became one of the most powerful men in the world, he did not forget the Bohemian lands. He honoured the legacy of his Přemyslid ancestors and turned impoverished Prague into the heart of the Holy Roman Empire. From the disunited Bohemian kingdom he created a whole called the lands of the Bohemian Crown, whose vast territory, which included Bohemia, Moravia, the Silesian principalities, Cheb, Upper Palatinate, Upper and Lower Lusatia, Brandenburg and other fiefs in the German area, fell under the direct rule of the Bohemian monarch.

He had made the breathtaking St. Wenceslas crown for the future Czech kings and secured them a privileged position in the multi-national empire, which was secured by the Golden Bull of Charles IV. This most important constitutional document of the medieval Holy Roman Empire was so elaborate that it remained in force until its dissolution in 1806.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage20
Obverse
Niue / Silver Five Kilos 2021 Charles IV - Emperor and Diplomat - 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: ++ NIUE ISLAND + ELIZABETH II ++ 400 DOLLARS 2021.

The Queen's effigy is smaller than normal and is surrounded by six arches, in which there are six shields bearing insignia related to King Charles IV - including the double-tailed lion of Bohemia, the eagle of Moravia, the three fleurs-de-lis of France, and the double-headed eagle of the Holy Roman empire.

Above left, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna). Above right, 5000g (five thousand grams, or five kilograms). On two lines in the left field, Ag 999 (99.9% silver - Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver).

In the right field, the date of issue 2021. Below right, the monogram of the designer, HP (for Petr Horák).

Obverse Inscription ++ NIUE ISLAND + ELIZABETH II ++ 400 DOLLARS 2021
Reverse
Niue / Silver Five Kilos 2021 Charles IV - Emperor and Diplomat - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin presents a crowned bust of Charles IV looking at a map of his European empire centred on Prague. A second depiction of the Emperor - this time seated on a throne and holding the badges of power - can be found in the reconstruction of the seal from the Golden Bull of Charles IV.

Around left, the inscription CÍSAŘ A DIPLOMAT + KAREL IV. + (translated from Czech: Emperor and diplomat, Charles IV.

Reverse Inscription CÍSAŘ A DIPLOMAT + KAREL IV. +
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: "standard" (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in acrylic block and wooden presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Czech Mint Product Code: 76025-750
Date of issue: April 2022
Issue price: 192,996 CZK, 7,933.50 EUR

See also

Coins in the King Charles IV of Bohemia series issued for Niue include:
- 5 kg Silver, King Charles IV - Emperor and Diplomat, 2021
- 3 kg Silver, King Charles IV - Husband and Father, 2021
- 1 kg Silver, King Charles IV - Founder and Builder, 2021

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Silver Five Kilos 2021 Charles IV - Emperor and Diplomat: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Kilos (5 kg)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value400 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage20
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerPetr Horák
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size165.0000 mm
Mass5,000.0000 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-XMZN-ONZB
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