Silver Half Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan

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, based on the troy ounce - such as the half ounce of silver format (abbreviated as 1/2 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum).

This coin was issued as part of a set of four silver coins featuring the Rohan noble family and is dedicated to Henri II de Rohan.

The Rohan family were French aristocrats exiled by the French Revolution who decided to stay in the Austrian Empire. They purchased the Sychrov Castle in what is now the Czech Republic and owned it for 125 years until it was nationalised by the Socialist government in 1945.

Henri (II) de Rohan (21 August 1579 - 13 April 1638), Duke of Rohan and Prince of Léon, was a French soldier, writer and leader of the Huguenots. Having served in the army till the Peace of Vervins, he travelled for a considerable time over Europe, including England and Scotland, in the first of which countries he received the not unique honour of being called by Elizabeth I her knight, while in the second he was godfather at Charles I's christening.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage800
Obverse
Niue / Silver Half Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan - obverse photo

In the upper half of the obverse, 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. There are no designer's initials below the effigy.

Around above left, ELIZABETH II ·; around above right, NIUE ISLAND. To the left of the effigy, the face value 1 DOLLAR; to the right, the date of issue 2013.

A banner at centre carries on three lines a motto in French: ROI NE PUIS, below which DUC NE DAIGNE, below which ROHAN JE SUIS (King I cannot, Duke I will not, Rohan I am).

Below left, the shield of the Rohan family featuring nine lozenges, symbols of the large crystals of chiastolite (andalusite) that abound in the Salles de Rohan. To the right of the shield, a crown.

Below right, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2013
Reverse
Niue / Silver Half Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a portrait of Henri II de Rohan. Below left, a knight's helmet as a symbol of his life as a soldier; next to it, a compass rose as a symbol of his travels.

Around left, the inscription HENRI II · DE ROHAN.

Around right, the dates of his life 1579 · 1638.

Reverse Inscription HENRI II · DE ROHAN 1579 · 1638
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
Rohan Noble Family - Silver, mintage 800
4 coins: 1/2oz Silver, Camille de Rohan, 1/2oz Silver, Henri II de Rohan, 1/2oz Silver, Louis René de Rohan, 1/2oz Silver, Marie de Rohan
See also

There is also a tenth-ounce gold coin featuring Henri II de Rohan.

All (29) coins of type: Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 1 DOLLAR NIUE ISLAND 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 1 DOLLAR NIUE ISLAND 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Olympics - Mirka Knapková 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 1 DOLLAR NIUE ISLAND 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Paralympics - Jiří Ježek 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 1 DOLLAR NIUE ISLAND 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Camille de Rohan 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Louis René de Rohan 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2013 Marie de Rohan 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2013
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Hynek of Kunštát 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. · · NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR · 2014 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Viktorin of Kunštát 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. · · NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR · 2014 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2014 King George of Poděbrady 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. · · NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR · 2014 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2014 Charles I of Münsterberg 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. · · NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR · 2014 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Vilém of Pernštejn and Helfštejn 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR · 2015
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Jan IV of Pernštejn 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR · 2015
Silver Half Ounce 2015 Vratislav II of Pernštejn 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR · 2015
Silver Half Ounce 2015 María Manrique de Lara y Mendoza 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR · 2015
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Plichta of Žerotín 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 2016 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Charles the Elder of Žerotín 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 2016 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Elizabeth Juliana of Žerotín 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 2016 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR
Silver Half Ounce 2016 Charles Emmanuel of Žerotín 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait 2016 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR
Silver Half Ounce 2017 John of Rosenthal 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2017
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Lev of Rosenthal 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2017
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Johanka of Rosenthal 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2017
Silver Half Ounce 2017 Zdenek Lev of Rosenthal 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR 2017
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Czechoslovak Airmen - Battle of Britain 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR · 2018 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Czechoslovak Airmen - KX-B Landing 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR · 2018 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Czechoslovak Airmen - Stonewall 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR · 2018 ·
Silver Half Ounce 2018 Czechoslovak Airmen - Return Home 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND · ELIZABETH II · 1 DOLLAR · 2018 ·
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Czech Lion 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 25 DOLLARS 2020
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Silver Half Ounce 2013 Henri II de Rohan: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage800
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerMichal Vitanovský
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.000 mm
Mass16.000 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-GRVK-OVRB
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