Silver Five Ounces 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah

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 coins under the authority of Niue. Most of these are commemorative and collector issues dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to Niue itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, including a large five ounces of silver format (abbreviated as 5 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Those issued at prices much higher than their bullion value are separately listed in the Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) silver five ounces section of the site.

Unlike them, this coin is targeted at bullion investors and was initially released at a price close to the value of its precious metal content.

This coin is part of the legal tender bullion coin Truth Series by Sunshine Minting, US (called Sunshine Mint by most dealers). It is the first in the series to have a size of 5 ounces.

The company says about it:
"The symbolism of the Lion was imparted unto the children of Jacob's youngest son, Judah, in the book of Genesis. Emblematic of all that is fierce, powerful, majestic, and influential, the Lion of Judah extends Lion's domain beyond the jungle and imparts these qualities unto all those in association.

The stunning reverse depicts a majestic Roaring Lion burning with fire as he announces his presence to the world. The Aleph Tav symbol תא underneath the beast’s feet reveals his Identity as the Lion of Judah: The strength of the Leader is the Sign of the Covenant. State of the art microengraving, visible under magnification with instruments such as a coin loupe, can be seen in the mane of The Roaring Lion. The engraving reads: No One Comes To The Father Except Through Me (a quote from the Bible, John 14:6)."

The coins are individually numbered from 1 to 1000 on the edge (struck sequentially and hand-engraved).

MintSunshine Minting Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Five Ounces 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah - 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: ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2019.

The background is patterned with thin lines radiating from the centre.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2019
Reverse
Niue / Silver Five Ounces 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a majestic roaring lion, facing left.

Below left: את (א - Aleph, is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and ת - Tav, is the last; the inscription is in Hebrew so reads fro right to left). The Aleph Tav is a symbol representative of both the covenant's leader and the unity of Judah's descendants.

On the lion's mane, a micro-engraved inscription reads NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.

The background is patterned with thin lines spiralling out from the centre.

Around below, the precious metal content: FIVE TROY OUNCES .9999 FINE SILVER.

Reverse Inscription את FIVE TROY OUNCES .9999 FINE SILVER
EdgeMilled, inscribedEdge Inscription[serial number]
See also

There is also a 1oz silver coin with the same design.

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Silver Five Ounces 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size63.500 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-RJRV-ODQG
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