Silver Ounce 2014 Animal Skins - Housefly, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2014 Animal Skins - Housefly, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2014 Animal Skins - Housefly

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 feature various animals.

This coin is the third release in the Animal Skins series and depicts the eye of a common House Fly.

Houseflies have dark grey or grey and yellow bodies with dark lines. The main part of their body has 8 segments in males and 9 segments in females. Females have 5 segments of their abdomen visible all the time. She sticks out the other 4 when she lays her eggs. This way, she can lay eggs under the surface. Females are a little bit bigger than males. Like all flies, they only have one pair of translucent wings for flying and the second pair are only used for balance. Houseflies are 4 to 8 mm long, and are 6.35 mm long on average.

Houseflies eyes are compound organs that are made of thousands of individual lenses. Compound eyes are capable of detecting both the popularisation of light and colour spectrum unseen by humans. Houseflies eyes can recognise even the slightest movements in a wide field. This allows the fly to see a far wider range, as well as detect and react to movement at a quicker pace than species with simple eyes. This is the reason that it is extremely difficult to swat a housefly. Houseflies are meticulous in their grooming, particularly around their eyes. These flies use their forelegs to remove any material that has come into contact with the eyes.

MintHelvetic Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 700
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2014 Animal Skins - Housefly - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right (her effigy by Raphael David Maklouf known as the "Third Portrait"). The Queen is wearing the royal diadem which she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament, a pearl necklace and earrings.

Normally, the designer's initials are on the neck truncation; however, they are not displayed here.

Around above, the monarch's legend interrupted by the date: ELIZABETH II 2014 · NIUE ISLAND. Around below, the face value 2 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · 2014 · NIUE ISLAND · 2 DOLLARS ·
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2014 Animal Skins - Housefly - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin is coloured and depicts a close-up photo of the eye of a fly.

There is no inscription.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, coloured, Ultra High Relief (UHR).

The coin is produced with a special minting technique with completely printed XL relief, and "5C" photo-realistic digital printing on the reverse with a coat of lacquer.

Note that the mint-supplied images show the designer's initials on the obverse, but the actual coins do not have them.

See also

Coins in the Animal Skins series include:
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Blue Iguana, 2012
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Crocodile Eye, 2013
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Housefly Eye, 2014
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Lonesome George Tortoise, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Green Tree Python, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Kitty Cat, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Coloured, Pinniped (Baby Seal), 2018

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Silver Ounce 2014 Animal Skins - Housefly: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Animals
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage700
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeOval
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size 32 x 54 mm
Mass31.1035 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-KVMR-ENZB
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Silver Ounce 2014 Animal Skins - Housefly: Photos
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Silver Ounce 2014 Animal Skins - Housefly: Photo Housefly XL Relief / thumbnail Housefly XL Relief
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