Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Gemini, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Gemini, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Gemini

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 - typically, one ounce of silver (abbreviated as 1 oz Ag, where "Ag" comes from the Latin word for silver, Argentum). Many of these have a Zodiac-inspired theme.

This rectangular silver ounce coin featuring the sign Gemini is part of a twelve-coin series dedicated to the Signs of the Zodiac and illustrated, in full colour, with drawings by famed Japanese artist Yutaka Kagaya.

The mercurial transformations of a Gemini’s mood and expression are as fascinating to observe as the psychedelic shades and lights in pictures created by Yutaka Kagaya. It is not easy to tell where reality ends and illusion begins. They go together - then they separate. In this sign there are always two people, and the changes in his/her character is very interesting to watch.

Man or woman, Gemini can effortlessly get out of any situation, they are impatient with conservatives and can be acutely satirical with people who cannot make up their minds where they stand on particular questions. Gemini trust only themselves. They are rather strangers in this planet.

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage8,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Gemini - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait").

Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation are the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

On two lines above, the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II NIUE. On two lines below, the face value and the precious metal content: 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

The rim around the portrait is wide, and contains the zodiacal symbols for the twelve Signs of the Zodiac; below, the date of issue 2011.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Gemini - reverse photo

Featured on the reverse of the coin in full colour is an illustration of the Greek myth Castor and Pollux. Castor inherited tenderness from their mother Leda, while Pollux received the star from Zeus (that is, the gift of immortality) and shared this gift with his brother. The design portrays the Gemini under the majestic wings of a Zeus, who in this picture is represented as a glorious white swan - the shape in which he seduced Leda.

Above, Δίδυμοι (Didymoi); in the exergue below, GEMINI - the name of the sign in Greek and Latin respectively.

Also shown below are the symbol ♊︎ and the dates which the sign represents - MAY 21 - JUNE 20.

Reverse Inscription Δίδυμοι GEMINI ♊︎ MAY 21 - JUNE 20
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured (pad printing).
Packaging: the coin is in a protective capsule, in a themed blister card.

See also

See original drawing by Kagaya.

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Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Cancer 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Leo 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Virgo 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Libra 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Scorpio 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Sagittarius 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Capricorn 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Aquarius 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Pisces 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
Silver Ounce 2011 Maculinea Arion Butterfly 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2011 ELIZABETH II ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2011 Papilio Machaon Butterfly 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2011 ELIZABETH II ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Calico Jack 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Blackbeard 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
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Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Henry Avery 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
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Silver Ounce 2012 Lilium Armenum 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · ONE DOLLAR 2012
Silver Ounce 2012 Lilium Pardalinum 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · ONE DOLLAR 2012
Silver Ounce 2012 Lilium Speciosum 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · ONE DOLLAR 2012
Silver Ounce 2012 Ornithoptera Goliath Butterfly 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND 2012 ELIZABETH II ONE DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2013 Venerable Collared Lizard 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2013
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Silver Ounce 2014 Black Rhinoceros 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS 2014
Silver Ounce 2015 Year of the Goat (Gold Bells) 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Money Frog 1,777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
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Silver Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
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Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - TIE/LN Fighter 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - T-47 Snowspeeder 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
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Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Gemini: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Zodiac
Issued2011
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage8,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.0 x 55.0 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-AGLL-ONQG
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