Silver Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion

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 coin is part of the Czech Lion series of bullion coins issued every year by the Czech Mint with a new design, and is the first in the 5kg silver size.

The Mint says about it:
World bullion coins tend to be dedicated to strong national symbols, and the Czech Lion - the first coin of its kind to be minted for the Czech market - is no exception.

The design of all coins in the series was changed in 2022, but the main idea remains the same. The reverse side is dominated by the Czech lion in an unusually realistic rendition with the St. Wenceslas crown on its head. The embossed hologram is an integral part of the reverse. The obverse side presents the eagle, which is a synthesis of the St. Wenceslas, Moravian and Silesian birds of prey.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage50
Obverse
Niue / Silver Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion - 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 2022 ELIZABETH II 400 DOLLARS.

The effigy and legend are in a shield at the centre of the obverse. The wide rim around it has a relief pattern of a "flaming eagle" representing Moravia and Silesia, two of the three historical Czech lands represented on the Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic (the outlines of the two eagles are identical, they only differ in colour, which is not shown on the coin).

On the right, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND 2022 ELIZABETH II 400 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Silver Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin represents a realistic depiction of a lion's head, crowned with the crown of St Wenceslas (Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia between 921 and 935).

Around below near the rim, the inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA (Czech Republic). In smaller letters in the inner circle above that, the precious metal content: 5000g Ag 999 (five kilograms of 99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from "Argentum", the Latin word for silver).

In the left field, the designer's monogram. Below right, a coloured hologram depicting a lion's head as seen from the side.

Decorating the rim are leaves of linden - the Czech national tree.

Reverse Inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 5000g Ag 999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC, with hologram.
Packaging: in light wooden case, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Date of issue: June 2022
Czech Mint Product Code: 76187-751
Issue price: 6,500.00 EUR

See also

Coins in the Czech Lion series issued in 2022 include:
- 1 kg Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 10 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 5 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 1/25 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, Czech Lion 2022
- 5 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 3 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 10 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 5 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2022

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Silver Five Kilos 2022 Czech Lion: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Kilos (5 kg)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value400 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage50
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAsamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size165.000 mm
Mass5,000.000 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-RBBG-ENQG
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Silver five-kilo bullion coin Czech Lion 2022 with hologram proof
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