Silver Five Ounces 2021 Parrots of Australia, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2021 Parrots of Australia, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2021 Parrots of Australia

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 - including this very large five ounces of silver format (abbreviated as 5 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

This coin was issued as a special edition for the World Money Fair Berlin 2021, and is dedicated to the colourful inhabitants of Australia - parrots. The Parrots of Australia coin is struck from 5 ounces of 99.9% silver and features a large, salmon-coloured cockatoo with its characteristic hood in the foreground. It is surrounded by smaller species of parrots, also depicted in colour, perched on branches or in tree cavities. Other birds in flight have been engraved in the background. The obverse shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as well as the weight, fineness, denomination and year of issue. As of today, 53 species of parrots are known to be native to Australia. Parrots are as intelligent as corvids. For example, they can mimic our language, "eat by hand in a civilised manner", and are exceptionally lively and sociable animals. Although for these reasons it seems understandable that people like parrots to be kept in cages as pets, the animals belong in their natural and species-appropriate habitat - the native rainforests or savannas - as depicted on this coin.

MintPAMP Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500
Obverse
Niue / Silver Five Ounces 2021 Parrots of Australia - 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 2021 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content. "5 OZ 999 SILVER" means "five troy ounces of 99.9% silver".

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2021 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Reverse
Niue / Silver Five Ounces 2021 Parrots of Australia - reverse photo

The reverse design features a large salmon-coloured cockatoo with its characteristic hood in the foreground. It is surrounded by smaller species of parrots, also depicted in colour, perched on branches or in tree cavities. Other birds in flight have been engraved in the background, which represents a lake shore in a mountainous landscape.

Around above, the inscription PARROTS OF AUSTRALIA.

Reverse Inscription PARROTS OF AUSTRALIA
EdgeMilled interrupted, with serial number on plain sectionEdge Inscription[unique serial number]
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured.
Packaging: in wooden presentation box with illustrated outer shipper, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity matching the number on the edge of the coin.

There is no primary information available about this coin; it seems that the coin was commissioned by Australian company Downies and struck by PAMP.

All (33) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2012 The Last Supper 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · 10 DOLLARS · 2012 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Year of the Goat 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2015 · 8 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Year of the Monkey 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2016 · 8 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2017 · 8 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Emblems of Australia 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2017 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Year of the Dog 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2018 · 8 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Great Barrier Reef 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2018 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · 8 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Royal Visit Florin 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Australian Dreamtime 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2019 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · 8 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Universal Gods - Zeus 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Universal Gods - Odin 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Universal Gods - Perun 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Universal Gods - Quetzalcóatl 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Universal Gods - Re 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Melbourne Centenary Florin 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Red-Back Spider 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2020 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Great Lunar Race 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2021 · 8 DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Universal Goddess - Aphrodite 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Universal Goddess - Frigg 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Universal Goddess - Vesna 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Universal Goddess - Kali 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Universal Goddess - Bastet 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 10 DOLLARS ELIZABETH II 2021
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Parrots of Australia 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2021 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Witcher - White Wolf 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2021 10 DOLLARS 5 oz AG 925
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2022 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Star Wars - AT-AT Walker 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Sandcrawler 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Lion and Hyena 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2022 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Cougar and Bear 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2022 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Tiger and Komodo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2022 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Daintree Rainforest 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2022 · TEN DOLLARS · 5 OZ 999 SILVER ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2021 Parrots of Australia: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-QBDD-OXGL
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