Silver Ounce 2016 Giant Panda, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2016 Giant Panda, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2016 Giant Panda

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 part of the Endangered Species series by the New Zealand Mint and features the Giant Panda.

The Mint says about it:
"The seventh release in the Endangered Species coin collection features one of the rarest of the bear family, the Giant Panda. This peaceful creature with its distinctive black and white coat is found in high altitude forests in the mountains of central China and fewer than 1,000 are believed to exist.

Pandas generally eat in a relaxed, seated posture. While they may appear sedentary, they are skilled tree-climbers and efficient swimmers for their size. Solitary by nature, Giant Pandas have a highly developed sense of smell that can be used to avoid a rivals territory or find the opposite sex during mating season. At birth, a cub will weigh only 125 g, around 1/900th the weight of its mother.

While statistics are hard come by due to this animal’s private nature, less than 1,000 Giant Pandas are now left in the wild. Urban development has increasingly fragmented and isolated populations, all the while reducing the Panda’s access to food sources. Poaching remains an ever present threat. While over 50 Panda reserves have been established, this only protects around 61% of the total population."

MintNew Zealand Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2016 Giant Panda - 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).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2016 Giant Panda - reverse photo

The relief of the reverse engraving shows an endangered Giant Panda feeding with its cub. The scene is mirrored in the finely engraved water.

Around above, the inscription GIANT PANDA. Around below, the precious metal content 1 oz 999 FINE SILVER.

Reverse Inscription GIANT PANDA 1 oz 999 FINE SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: the coin is packaged inside a rustic wooden crate, used by animal parks all over the world to transport animals, with printed outer packaging. When opened, the coin and Certificate of Authenticity are displayed.

See also

Coins in the Endangered Species series include:
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Venerable Collared Lizard 2013
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Black Rhinoceros 2014
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Bengal Tiger 2015
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Mountain Gorilla 2015
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Pygmy Hippopotamus 2015
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Snow Leopard 2016
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Giant Panda 2016

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Silver Ounce 2011 Kagaya - Gemini 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE 2 DOLLARS 1 oz 999 SILVER 2011
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 ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Bartholomew Roberts 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
Silver Ounce 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean - Henry Avery 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS · 2011 ·
Silver Ounce 2012 Iris Barbata 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · ONE DOLLAR 2012
Silver Ounce 2012 Iris Florentina 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · ONE DOLLAR 2012
Silver Ounce 2012 Iris Siberica 7,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · ONE DOLLAR 2012
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
Silver Ounce 2014 Love is Precious - Swans 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS 2014
Silver Ounce 2014 Year of the Horse 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2014 ·
Silver Ounce 2014 Panama Canal 1,999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 2014 1 DOLLAR
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 Love is Precious - Peafowls 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Money Frog 1,777 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2015 ·
Silver Ounce 2015 Czech Traditions - Falconry 4,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2015 Czech Traditions - Slovácko Verbuňk 4,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2015 Czech Traditions - Masopust 4,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2015 Czech Traditions - Ride of the Kings 4,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2015 Czech Traditions - Parading the Judas 4,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2015 Czech Traditions - Kladruby Horse Breeding 4,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II. 2015 NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2015 Bengal Tiger 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Mountain Gorilla 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 Pygmy Hippopotamus 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Love is Precious - Hummingbirds 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey 1,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE · TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Charles IV 700 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND 100 DOLLARS 2016 31.1 g Ag 999
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Darth Vader 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Han Solo 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Yoda 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - R2-D2 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Princess Leia 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Poe Dameron 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Finn 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - BB-8 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Rey 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Captain Phasma 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Star Wars - Kylo Ren 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 HMAS Sydney II 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · NIUE 2016 · ONE DOLLAR · 1 OZ 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2016 Snow Leopard 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Giant Panda 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Love is Precious - Lovebirds 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Obi Wan Kenobi 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
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Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Supreme Leader Snoke 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Chewbacca, Coloured 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - Star Destroyer 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - T-65 X-Wing Fighter 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
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
Silver Ounce 2017 Star Wars - TIE Advanced x1 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Love is Precious - Kingfishers 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
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Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Darth Maul 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Star Wars - Emperor Palpatine 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
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Silver Ounce 2018 Disney Princess - Cinderella 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Disney Princess - Belle 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Disney Princess - Ariel 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Minions - Season's Greetings 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE TWO DOLLARS 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Solar System - The Sun 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Solar System - Earth 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Solar System - Moon 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II 2019 1 DOLLAR
Silver Ounce 2019 Virgo 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Libra 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Scorpio 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II NIUE ISLAND · 1 DOLLAR 2019 ·
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Silver Ounce 2016 Giant Panda: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Animals
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage2,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-WWMQ-OXGL
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