Silver Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof, Coin from Niue - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof, Coin from Niue
CoinSilver Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof

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 coins under the authority of Niue. Most of these are commemorative and collector issues 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). Those issued at prices much higher than their bullion value are separately listed in the Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) silver ounce section of the site.

Unlike them, this coin is targeted at bullion investors and was initially released at a price close to the value of its precious metal content.

This coin is part of the "Czech Lion" series of gold and silver coins, minted since 2017 with a new design every year. The weight of this silver coin by the Czech Mint is one troy ounce. It is a reverse proof - mirror designs on frosted surfaces - and differs from the regular bullion silver ounce. The regular silver ounce has a design which matches that of the small gold pieces, while the reverse proof silver has the design of the higher denominations.

The Mint says about it:
The author of the original 2019 composition was medal maker Jaroslav Bejvl, who left us forever at the age of 75, so he did not manage to finish his masterpiece; Asamat Baltaev completed this masterpiece. The reverse side of the coin is dominated by a non-traditionally realistic two-tailed lion which guards the St Wenceslas crown, along with a flaming eagle on the shield.

MintCzech Mint Mint MarkMonogram ČM Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof - 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: NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 2 DOLLARS · 2019 ·.

Below the portrait, a sprig of linden - the Czech national tree. Below left, above the I in ISLAND, the mint mark of the Czech Mint - a crowned monogram of the letters ČM (Česká mincovna).

Obverse Inscription NIUE ISLAND ELIZABETH II · 2 DOLLARS · 2019 ·
Reverse
Niue / Silver Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin represents a realistic depiction of a resting lion with a double tail, guarding a shield depicting the eagle of Moravia and Silesia, two of the three historical Czech lands represented on the Coat of Arms of the Czech Republic (the outlines of the two eagles are identical, they only differ in colour, which is not shown on the coin). On a cushion above the shield, the crown of St Wenceslas (Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia between 921 and 935).

Around left, facing outward, the inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA (Czech Republic). Around above right, the precious metal content: 1 oz Ag 999 (one ounce of 99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from "Argentum", the Latin word for silver).

In the lower left just above the exergue line, the designer's monogram. In the exergue, a sprig of linden - the Czech national tree.

Reverse Inscription ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 1 oz Ag 999
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: reverse proof.
Packaging: in a numbered blister card.
Czech Mint Product Code: 75578-750
Date of issue: September 2019

See also

Coins in the Czech Lion series issued in 2019 include:
- 1 kg Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 10 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 5 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 oz Gold Reverse Proof, Czech Lion 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 1/25 oz Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 0.5 g Gold, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 kg Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 10 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 5 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 2 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Czech Lion 2019
- 1 oz Silver Reverse Proof, Czech Lion 2019

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Silver Ounce 2019 Czech Lion, Reverse Proof: Details
CountryNiue
CurrencyNiue Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
ReverseCzech Lion
Face Value2 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage1,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJaroslav Bejvl, Asamat Baltaev
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size37.000 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-RVWZ-OMNY
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