Silver Kilo 2020 The Witcher - Sword of Destiny, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2020 The Witcher - Sword of Destiny, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Kilo 2020 The Witcher - Sword of Destiny

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 1 kg coin is dedicated to the second of the two collections of short stories both preceding the main Witcher Saga by Andrzej Sapkowski - “Sword of Destiny”.

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 sun. The edge is inscribed with a unique serial number.

MintMint of Poland Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage200
Obverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2020 The Witcher - Sword of Destiny - 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 ornaments and symbols related to the famous saga.

On a ribbon above, the inscription VILLENTRETENMERTH, the name of a dragon in the book. In the centre, depicting another scene from the novel, is an ancient bridge built by the trolls, which collapses during the passage of the protagonists. Geralt and Yennefer, holding on to the bridge, are eventually rescued by Jaskier and the others. An agate stone insert above represents the sun.

Around below, the legend of the monarch, date of issue and face value: ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 50 DOLLARS are followed by the hallmark Ag 999 (99.9% silver).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 2020 50 DOLLARS Ag 999
Reverse
Niue / Silver Kilo 2020 The Witcher - Sword of Destiny - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the scene of the battle against the dragon from the novel “Sword of Destiny”. An agate stone insert above represents the sun.

Around above, the inscription SWORD OF DESTINY.

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

Reverse Inscription SWORD OF DESTINY THE WITCHER BOOK SERIES
EdgePlain, incuse inscribedEdge Inscription[serial number]
Notes

Finish: antique, Ultra High Relief (UHR) - 3.6 mm deep, agate stone inserts, edge lettering.
The elegant box also reflects the uniqueness of our coin. The wooden box has been varnished to a high gloss, and the engraving on the front is covered in yellow, corresponding to the colour of the stone.

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 2020 The Witcher - Sword of Destiny: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2020
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 IDRNAZ-OGWC-YDBD-OXJL
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