Silver Kilo 2016 Charles IV, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2016 Charles IV, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Kilo 2016 Charles IV

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, but some are in the metric system and go to the large size of one kilogram (1 kg) of silver.

The coins are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their bullion value and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

This coin is part of a series by the Czech Mint marking the 700th anniversary of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia (Bohemia later evolved into the modern state of Czechia).

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage100
Obverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2016 Charles IV - 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.

The lower half of the obverse depicts the Charles Bridge (Karlův most) - a Medieval stone bridge over the Vltava river in Prague. Below that on the right, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

The Queen's legend, ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND is around above left and right. On three lines below, the face value 100 DOLLARS and the date of issue 2016.

Around below left and right, the precious metal content: 1000 g (one kilogram) Ag 999 (99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 100 DOLLARS 2016 1000 g Ag 999
Reverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2016 Charles IV - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the crowned portrait of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia. To the right, depictions of two of his seals. In the background above right, a depiction of the Prague Castle, the Old Town, the Charles Bridge - the construction of which started in 1357 under his auspices.

Below the portrait and to the left, the monogram of the designer JB, for Jaroslav Bejvl. Around below, the anniversary dates 1316 · 2016.

The large inscription around the outer rim reads DCC. DIES ANNIVERSARIUS NATIVITATIS CAROLI IV. - in the translation from Latin, "the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV".

Reverse Inscription 1316 · 2016 DCC. DIES ANNIVERSARIUS NATIVITATIS CAROLI IV.
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in capsule and wooden display box, with a numbered illustrated Certificate of Authenticity that includes an accompanying commentary by the author.
Date of issue: May 2016
Czech Mint Product Code: 75203-710

See also

There is also a silver ounce with the same design.

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Silver Kilo 2016 Charles IV: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJaroslav Bejvl
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size90.000 mm
Mass1,000.000 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-ARLM-OYPL
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