Silver Half Ounce 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda, Coin from Niue
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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 Winners of the Summer Olympic Games 2012 from the Czech Republic.

The Mint says about it:
All four silver coins feature Czech athletes who won a gold medal on the XXXth Summer Olympics and the XIVth Summer Paralympics in London, and have the same obverse side featuring one of the dominant sights of London - the Tower Bridge, as well as the obligatory features of the coin: effigy of Queen Elizabeth, denomination, and the year of issue.

The reverse side shows the athletes in action. On this coin: David Svoboda - modern pentathlon.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage500
Obverse
Niue / Silver Half Ounce 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda - obverse photo

In a small circle above, 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. There are no designer's initials below the effigy. Around right, ELIZABETH II.

In the centre of the obverse, the Tower Bridge - one of the famous sites of London, host city of the 2012 Olympic Games. Above and to the right of it, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Below the bridge, a dragon supports a shield representing England.

Around left, the face value 1 DOLLAR, bellow which NIUE ISLAND, and below that the date of issue 2013.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II. 1 DOLLAR NIUE ISLAND 2013
Reverse
Niue / Silver Half Ounce 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows David Svoboda, a Czech athlete who won the gold medal in the pentathlon discipline at the 2012 London Olympics.

On his jersey, CZECH REPUBLIC, below which SVOBODA and the number 1. He is running triumphantly, holding the Czech flag. Around, the symbols of the pentathlon events: fencing (one-touch épée), freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, pistol shooting, and cross country running.

Around the rim of the coin, the inscription DAVID SVOBODA XXX. LOH LONDÝN OLYMPIJSKÝ VÍTĚZ (XXX. LOH is abbreviated in Czech, for "XXX. Letní olympijské hry": Summer Olympic Games).

Around right, PĚTIBOJ 2012 (pentathlon 2012).

Reverse Inscription DAVID SVOBODA XXX. LOH LONDÝN OLYMPIJSKÝ VÍTĚZ PĚTIBOJ 2012
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
Winners of Summer Olympic Games 2012 - Silver Set, mintage 500
4 coins: 1/2oz Silver, 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda, 1/2oz Silver, 2013 Olympics - Barbora Špotáková, 1/2oz Silver, 2013 Olympics - Mirka Knapková, 1/2oz Silver, 2013 Paralympics - Jiří Ježek
See also

There is also a gold quarter-ounce coin featuring David Svoboda.

All (12) 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 ·
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Silver Half Ounce 2013 Olympics - David Svoboda: 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 Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerPetr Horák
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.000 mm
Mass16.000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-YPWK-OMPX
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