Silver Kilo 2019 The Witcher - The Last Wish, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2019 The Witcher - The Last Wish, 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, 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.

The Last Wish coin is the first release in the series dedicated to The Witcher, created in cooperation with the famous writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The series is planned to have 8 coins - one coin struck every year, each dedicated to a book from the saga about the Witcher. The coin complements the other editions featuring the books, which are in the 2oz silver format. An interesting addition to this version is an agate stone, placed both on the reverse and obverse, imitating the castle window. The edge is inscribed with a unique serial number.

Developed by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher follows the character of Geralt of Rivia. Witchers, generally speaking, are beast hunters who are born with special gifts that can be developed into supernatural abilities at a young age. Living on a continent populated by elves and dwarfs now conquered by humans, the story follows Geralt’s adventures through the war-torn Northern Kingdoms.

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkLetters MW Total Mintage200
Obverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2019 The Witcher - The Last Wish - obverse photo

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. In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

The portrait is small and placed on the left side of the design. The rest of the surface is taken by a depiction of the castle where part of the action takes place, it's name on a ribbon above: CINTRA. An agate stone insert above represents the a castle window.

Around below, the legend of the monarch, date of issue and face value: ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 50 DOLLARS are followed by the hallmark Ag 999 (99.9% silver).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 2019 50 DOLLARS Ag 999
Reverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2019 The Witcher - The Last Wish - reverse photo

The reverse design features the scene from the book "Last Wish" when Duny wanted to marry Pavetta the daughter of Queen Cintra. An agate stone insert above represents the a castle window.

Around above, the inscription THE LAST WISH.

In a ribbon around below, the inscription THE WITCHER BOOK SERIES.

Reverse Inscription THE LAST WISH THE WITCHER BOOK SERIES
EdgePlain, incuse inscribedEdge Inscription[serial number]
Notes

Finish: antique, Ultra High Relief (UHR), agate stone inserts, edge lettering.
The coin is packaged with a certificate of authenticity, containing interesting facts about the author of the stories, in an elegant wooden box painted in high gloss. The whole is complemented by engraving in the form of a wolf - symbol of main character.
Date of issue: November 2019.

See also

Coins featuring The Witcher include:
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Witcher - The Last Wish, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, The Witcher - The Last Wish, 2021
- 1 kg Silver Ultra High Relief, The Witcher - The Last Wish, 2019
- 1 kg Silver Ultra High Relief, The Witcher - Sword of Destiny, 2020
- 1 kg Silver Ultra High Relief, The Witcher - Blood of Elves 2021
- 1 kg Silver Statue, The Witcher - White Wolf 2021
- 5 oz Silver Statue, The Witcher - White Wolf 2021
- 2 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, The Witcher - The Last Wish, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, The Witcher - Sword of Destiny, 2020
- 2 oz Silver Ultra High Relief, The Witcher - Blood of Elves 2021

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Silver Kilo 2019 The Witcher - The Last Wish: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage200
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.000 mm
Mass1,000.000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-BGKG-OMPX
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