Silver Half Ounce 2014 King George of Poděbrady, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2014 King George of Poděbrady, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2014 King George of Poděbrady

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 Lords of Kunštát and Poděbrady (Kunstat and Podebrady) noble family and is dedicated to King George of Poděbrady.

The Mint says about it:
"In the framework of its long-term educational project "In the Footsteps of Noble Families", the National Heritage Institute declared 2014 as The Year of the Lords of Kunstat. This noble family was chosen because in 2014 we commemorate the 550th anniversary of completion of several related diplomatic missions sent by King George of Podebrady to western royal courts.

The Czech Mint therefore prepared a set of four silver coins denominated 1 NZD which are dedicated to four noted members of the family: Hynek of Kunstat, George of Kunstat and Podebrady, Charles I of Münsterberg and Viktorin of Kunstat and Podebrady.

The lords of Kunstat and Podebrady rank among the most significant noble families which ruled in particular in Moravia. The Kunstat line of the family died out in 1414 and on the basis of a family agreement their property was inherited by the Podebrady branch of the family. This huge fortune strengthened the position of George of Kunstat and Podebrady and it helped him gain a strong position among the Czech Utraquist nobility and, afterwards, in 1458, be elected to the Czech royal throne."

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage800
Obverse
Niue / Silver Half Ounce 2014 King George of Poděbrady - 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.

Below the effigy, the two sides of a Medieval coin - a grosso of George I of Podebrad, King of Bohemia. To the left of those, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Around above left, ELIZABETH II. ·; around above right, · NIUE ISLAND. Around below, the face value and date of issue: · 1 DOLLAR · 2014 ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II. · · NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR · 2014 ·
Reverse
Niue / Silver Half Ounce 2014 King George of Poděbrady - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the crowned portrait of King George of Poděbrady.

George of Kunštát and Podebrady (23 April 1420 - 22 March 1471), also known as Poděbrad or Podiebrad (Czech: Jiří z Poděbrad; German: Georg von Podiebrad), was the sixteenth King of Bohemia, who ruled from 1458 to 1471. He was a leader of the Hussites, however, moderate and tolerant toward the Catholic faith. His rule was marked by great efforts to preserve peace and tolerance between the Hussites and Catholics in the religiously divided Crown of Bohemia - hence his contemporary nicknames: "King of two peoples" (Czech: král dvojího lidu) and "Friend of peace" (přítel míru).

To the right of the portrait, his shield of arms. Above the shield, the dates of his life: 1420 and 1471. To the left of the portrait, the initials of the designer: JB (for Jaroslav Bejvl).

Below, the inscription reads JIŘÍ Z KUNŠTÁTU A PODĚBRAD (George of Kunštát and Poděbrady)

Reverse Inscription JIŘÍ Z KUNŠTÁTU A PODĚBRAD 1420 1471
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Issued in Set
Kunštát and Poděbrady Noble Family - Silver Coin Set, mintage 800
4 coins: 1/2oz Silver, Hynek of Kunštát, 1/2oz Silver, Viktorin of Kunštát, 1/2oz Silver, King George of Poděbrady, 1/2oz Silver, Charles I of Münsterberg
See also

There is also a tenth-ounce gold coin featuring King George of Poděbrady.

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 2014 King George of Poděbrady: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage800
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJaroslav Bejvl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.000 mm
Mass16.000 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-YGJL-ONZB
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