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 2021 Jurassic World 5oz Silver Coin celebrates the cult science fiction adventure film series. Struck from five ounce of 99.9% pure silver, the reverse design features the iconic logo of the Jurassic Park film series.
Dinosaurs have always been popular, especially among children who used their sand boxes to recreate the prehistoric world of these extinct thunder lizards. But “dinomania” really took off following the release of the 1993 film Jurassic Park that brought these terrifying creatures to life. Today, the Jurassic World film franchise has grossed more than $5 billion over the course of five feature films. It’s also spawned several coin releases, including this magnificent coin that features new minting technology that’s sure to appeal to coin collectors and film fans alike.