Silver Half Ounce 2016 Plichta of Žerotín, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Half Ounce 2016 Plichta of Žerotín, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Half Ounce 2016 Plichta of Žerotín

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 is part of the four coin Lords of Žerotín noble family set by the Czech Mint and is dedicated to Plichta of Žerotín.

The Mint says about it:
This set of four silver coins is about to the Lords of Žerotín, an ancient family who lived in Moravia and whose members are noted for their level of education, intellect and power.

Plichta of Žerotín (1291-1322) became famous as a tournament knight and as a warrior in real battles of the Middle Ages. He engaged in the fighting against the Habsburgs, longing for the throne of the extinct Premyslids, and participated in the crusade against the pagan Prussians. He died a chivalrous death in battle at Mühldorf, where he led his master John of Luxembourg to victory. His portrait has not been preserved - he is depicted in a chain mail on the reverse of the coin, wielding his sword.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage800
Obverse
Niue / Silver Half Ounce 2016 Plichta of Žerotín - 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.

On the left, the the date of issue 2016, below which the Queen's legend ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND, below which the face value 1 DOLLAR.

The lower right half of the obverse has a decorative geometric pattern. At centre below, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription 2016 ELIZABETH II · NIUE ISLAND 1 DOLLAR
Reverse
Niue / Silver Half Ounce 2016 Plichta of Žerotín - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin shows a portrait of the Medieval Czech nobleman Plichta of Žerotín, wearing chain mail and holding a sword in his right hand.

Around left, the dates of his life (1291) · 1322. Around right, his name in modern Czech language, PLICHTA ZE ŽEROTÍNA.

Reverse Inscription (1291) · 1322 PLICHTA ZE ŽEROTÍNA
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in four-coin set.
Date of issue: June 2016.

Issued in Set
Lords of Žerotín Noble Family - Silver Coin Set, mintage 800
4 coins: 1/s oz Silver, Plichta of Žerotín, 1/s oz Silver, Charles the Elder of Žerotín, 1/s oz Silver, Elizabeth Juliana of Žerotín, 1/s oz Silver, Charles Emmanuel of Žerotín
See also

There is also a gold tenth-ounce coin with the same design.

All (20) 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
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Silver Half Ounce 2016 Plichta of Žerotín: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage800
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerMichael Vitanovský
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size34.000 mm
Mass16.000 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-ARPM-EYPL
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