Silver Five Ounces 2022 Slovakia Eagle, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Slovakia Eagle, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2022 Slovakia Eagle

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 Slovakia Eagle ("Orol") range of premium bullion coins issued by the Czech Mint.

The Mint says about it:
World bullion coins tend to be dedicated to strong national symbols and the Eagle (Orol in Slovak), the first coin of its kind to be minted for the Slovak market, is no exception. The Slovaks have waited long and patiently for the opportunity for self-determination - like a bird of prey circling in the sky above the majestic Tatra Mountains looking for its prey. It is no wonder that Slovak poets and revivalists of the 19th century regarded the eagle as a kindred spirit and that Ľudovít Štúr himself named the cultural supplement of the Slovak National Newspaper "The Tatra Eagle" ("Orol tatránski" in Slovak). Despite the efforts of their foreign rulers, the Slovaks preserved their culture, language and character until they finally succeeded in winning their independence. The symbol of all they achieved was once again the eagle, which has always represented strength, victory, freedom and nobility, but also resurrection and new life.

The bird of prey, which represents the Christian kingdom of heaven, also refers to Slovak religious tradition. In 2022, all the variants of the investment coin were re-worked, but the main idea was preserved. The reverse side of the investment coin is dominated by the golden eagle, which is the master of the Tatras, with the magnificent mountain peak Kriváň rising behind it. The obverse side is then covered with ornaments of the Čičmanský pattern, which is a unique addition to Slovak folk architecture.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage120
Obverse
Niue / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Slovakia Eagle - 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 ELIZABETH II - 10 DOLLARS - 2022 -.

The Queen's effigy is smaller than normal and is enclosed within an oval cartouche. Between that and the outer rim with the inscriptions, the background is covered with ornaments of the Čičmany pattern, which is unique to Slovak folk architecture.

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II - 10 DOLLARS - 2022 -
Reverse
Niue / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Slovakia Eagle - reverse photo

The reverse side of the coin is dominated by a depiction of the golden eagle, which is the lord of the Tatras (mountains); in the background, Kriváň peak in Slovakia.

Around left, the inscription · 5 oz · Ag 999 (five troy ounces of 99.9% silver - Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver); around below, SLOVAKIA.

In the left field, above the edge of the mountain, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna), below whcih the monogram of the designer, MD (for Martin Dašek).

Reverse Inscription SLOVAKIA · 5 oz · Ag 999
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in coin capsule.
Czech Mint Product Code: 76213-710
Date of issue: April 2022

See also

Slovakia Eagle coins with this design include:
- 1 kg Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 10 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 5 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 1/2 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 1/25 oz Gold, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 10 oz Silver, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 5 oz Silver, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Slovakia Eagle 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Slovakia Eagle 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 Slovakia Eagle: 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 Mintage120
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerMartin Dašek
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-JLWR-OLMD
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