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

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Czech Lion, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Five Ounces 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 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 Czech Lion series of bullion coins issued every year by the Czech Mint with a new design.

The Mint says about the series:
The best-known story of how the exotic lion became the symbol of the Czech country is the tale of Bruncvík - a mythical prince who travelled to Africa, where he helped the animal king to fight the dragon, belongs to the most famous stories of how an exotic lion became a symbol of the Czech land. Old chroniclers offer a more plausible explanation. According to them, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa rewarded Prince Vladislaus II with a royal crown and a new heraldic animal, which replaced the previous eagle in 1158.

The lion represented the knight's virtues, strength and courage, which were demonstrated by Vladislaus during the conquest of Milan in the imperial service. And how did the heraldic beast come to its second tail? Heroism played a key role again. King Ottokar I of Bohemia helped Emperor Otto IV. in the fight against the Saxons in 1204, and the Czech lion received a second tail for it, which distinguished it from the beasts of other nations and provided it with a unique prestige. However, medieval writers liked to colour their stories, therefore they are not a reliable source of information. The first verifiable Czech lion was a symbol of the Přemyslid dynasty and appears on the equestrian seal of Vladislaus Henry from 1203. Only Ottokar II, the Iron and Golden King, placed the lion on the coat of arms.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage1,160
Obverse
Niue / Silver Five Ounces 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 10 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 10 DOLLARS
Reverse
Niue / Silver Five Ounces 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: 5oz Ag 999 (five troy ounces of 99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from "Argentum", the Latin word for silver).

In the left field, the designer's monogram.

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

Reverse Inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 5oz Ag 999
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in coin capsule.
Date of issue: March 2022
Czech Mint Product Code: 76181-710
Issue price: 5,990.00 CZK, 240.00 EUR

Mintage includes 1,000 individually boxed coins, plus 160 in five-coin Czech Lion set.

Issued in Set
Czech Lion 2022 Five Coin Silver Set, mintage 160
5 coins: 1 kg Silver, 10 oz Silver, 5 oz Silver, 2 oz Silver, 1 oz Silver
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

All (22) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2014 Hawksbill Turtle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2014
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Hawksbill Turtle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2015
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Hawksbill Turtle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2016
Silver Five Ounces 2017 Hawksbill Turtle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2017
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Hawksbill Turtle 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2018
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Czech Lion 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 10 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Roaring Lion of Judah 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2019
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Tree of Life 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2019
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Czech Lion 550 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Roaring Lion of Judah 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Tree of Life 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2020 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2020
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Jurassic World 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2021 10 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Roaring Lion of Judah 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2021
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Tree of Life 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2021
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Czech Lion 1,365 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND · 10 DOLLARS · 2021
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Slovakia Eagle 120 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 10 DOLLARS - 2021 -
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Hawksbill Turtle unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2022
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Roaring Lion of Judah 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Tree of Life 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TEN DOLLARS 2022
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Czech Lion 1,160 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2022 ELIZABETH II 10 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Slovakia Eagle 120 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 10 DOLLARS - 2022 -
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Czech Lion: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value10 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,160
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAsamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-DWMZ-EWQJ
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